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ERIC Number: EJ1151921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
Lotta Lara: A Promising Biliterate Reading Strategy
Butvilofsky, Sandra A.; Sparrow, Wendy; Roberson, Nathan D.; Hopewell, Susan
Literacy Research and Instruction, v56 n4 p269-289 2017
This quasi-experimental study tested the efficacy of a research based biliterate reading strategy, Lotta Lara, that is part of a larger paired literacy instructional program. Its purpose was to investigate whether the biliterate reading strategy, which focuses on reading fluency, comprehension, and oracy through whole group instruction, impacted first grade emerging bilingual learners' biliterate reading development. We utilized an Ordinary Least Squares regression model to compare students' biliterate reading outcomes in the treatment group (n = 23) to those of the control group (n = 21). Despite the small sample size, positive and statistically significant effects were found on students' Spanish reading outcomes. While students made growth in their English reading, significant effects were not detected on English reading outcomes. Our findings support the need to provide emerging bilingual learners with explicit and interactive biliterate reading instruction to promote biliterate reading development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1
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Language: English
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