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ERIC Number: EJ1041878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
Supporting Striving Readers through Technology-Based Instruction
Laverick, DeAnna M.
Reading Improvement, v51 n1 p11-19 Spr 2014
The purpose of this research was to determine if reading specialist candidates improve the reading proficiency of their students through the use of digital, technology-based teaching techniques and materials. The candidates were certified teachers who provided individualized and small-group instruction to K-6 children while the candidates were enrolled in their capstone seminar and practicum reading courses. The candidates implemented technology-based assessment and instruction during a summer reading program for children who were striving readers. The summer reading program was embedded in the seminar and practicum courses. Data were collected through a questionnaire, observations, and the analysis of a teacher work sample completed by each candidate. Findings indicate that the candidates: (1) perceived the digital technology-based instructional techniques and tools used in the practicum improved their students' reading proficiency and (2) their professional growth was enhanced as a result of implementing these digital techniques and tools. The study concludes that technology-based reading instruction was found to be effective in improving the reading proficiency of striving readers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A