ERIC Number: EJ693962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Project SEEL: Part II. Using Technology to Enhance Early Literacy Instruction in Spanish
Culatta, Richard; Culatta, Barbara; Frost, Meghan; Buzzell, Krista
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v25 n2 p89-96 Jan 2004
Custom-made digital media are rich, varied, and motivational early literacy materials. An important component of Project SEEL (Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction) was the use of tailormade digital books and activities in the reading curriculum. Project SEEL team members created computerized materials in Spanish to relate to children's personal experiences and highlight target literacy patterns. These materials gave the children additional exposure to literacy patterns and added variety to the instruction. In this article, the authors describe the rationale for developing digital materials and explain how they were created and integrated into the literacy curriculum for a Spanish kindergarten class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: N/A