ERIC Number: EJ1104203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of an Intervention in Writing with Digital Interactive Books
Curcic, Svjetlana; Johnstone, Robin S.
Computers in the Schools, v33 n2 p71-88 2016
This study examined the effects of an intervention in writing with digital interactive books. To improve the writing skills of seventh- and eighth-grade students with a learning disability in reading, we conducted a quasi-experimental study in which the students read interactive digital books (i-books), took notes, wrote summaries, and acted as reviewers of a set of i-books. A repeated-measures analysis of variance indicated that the intervention group of students significantly outperformed the control group on the following measures of writing: the holistic text quality and the summarization text quality, with large effect sizes.
Descriptors: Intervention, Writing Skills, Learning Disabilities, Cartoons, Novels, Quasiexperimental Design, Grade 7, Grade 8, Reading, Electronic Publishing, Books, Statistical Analysis, Control Groups, Effect Size, Student Motivation, Computer Peripherals, Assistive Technology, Classics (Literature), Social Studies, Pretests Posttests, Experimental Groups, Readability Formulas, Readability, Interrater Reliability, Technology Uses in Education, Literacy, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Notetaking, Reading Writing Relationship, Learner Engagement, Elementary Secondary Education, Robustness (Statistics), Children, Intelligence Tests, Reading Comprehension, Achievement Tests, Scores, Metropolitan Areas, Individualized Education Programs, Check Lists, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Common Core State Standards, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Flesch Kincaid Grade Level Formula; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement