ERIC Number: EJ822768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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Using "Clicker 5" to Enhance Emergent Literacy in Young Learners
Parette, Howard P.; Hourcade, Jack J.; Dinelli, Jenny M.; Boeckmann, Nichole M.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v36 n4 p355-363 Feb 2009
Best practices in emergent literacy instruction for young children acknowledge and facilitate the smooth progression between children's early engagement with print materials and subsequent fuller literacy mastery. In so doing, model programs target five key emergent literacy skills. The rapid rise in the breadth and depth of educational technology, including computer software, is offering early childhood education professionals new and powerful tools in teaching early literacy. This paper offers a brief review of best practices in emergent literacy, notes the growth of technology in this instruction, and examines the potential contributions of one specific software program, "Clicker 5," in helping diverse emergent literacy learners acquire and practice initial reading and writing skills.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Emergent Literacy, Writing Skills, Best Practices, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Early Experience, Computer Software Evaluation, Reading Skills, Preschool Evaluation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A