ERIC Number: EJ836815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Word Recognition to Young Children Who Are at Risk Using Microsoft[R] Powerpoint[TM] Coupled with Direct Instruction
Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig; Boeckmann, Nichole M.; Watts, Emily H.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v36 n5 p393-401 Apr 2009
This article focuses on use of Microsoft[R] PowerPoint[TM] paired with direct instruction (DI) to teach word recognition to young children at risk. DI has been a widely used teaching method for over 40 years, and is often used to teach emergent literacy skills. Recent DI research with preschoolers at risk has suggested the potential for using scripted, direct instruction-supported PowerPoint[TM] slides delivered with an LCD projection system to teach word recognition skills. Based on this research, specific instructional strategies for using this technology with children at risk is presented along with suggested scripts for classroom use.
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Word Recognition, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, At Risk Students, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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