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ERIC Number: EJ860893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Understanding the Nature and Impact of Young Readers' Literacy Interactions with Talking Books and during Adult Reading Support
Wood, Clare; Pillinger, Claire; Jackson, Emma
Computers & Education, v54 n1 p190-198 Jan 2010
This paper reports an extended analysis of the study reported in [Wood, C. (2005). "Beginning readers' use of 'talking books' software can affect their reading strategies." "Journal of Research in Reading, 28," 170-182.], in which five and six-year-old children received either six sessions using specially designed talking books or six sessions of one-to-one tuition with an adult using the paper-based versions of the same books. This analysis focuses on the nature of the children's interactions with either the adult or the computer in an attempt to explore how these different resources impacted on the children's literacy interactions, and whether different styles of literacy interaction observed within each group were associated with gains in phonological awareness or changes in reading strategy. Four styles of literacy interaction were identified and there was a significant association between these styles and membership of one of the two experimental conditions in the study. Interactional style was also seen to impact positively on phonological awareness development for lower ability children who used the talking books. In contrast, interactional style affected changes in reading strategy amongst children in the adult tutor condition. Finally, there was also an influence of interactional style on spontaneous dialogic reading by the children overall, but this effect originated from the children in the adult tutor group. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Language: English
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