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Spanish uses the same alphabet and is more phonetically regular than English, although a number of the phonemes, particularly vowel sounds, are different. But learning to segment words into their component phonemes phonemic awareness is the same process in both languages and one of the critical steps to reading.
Florida State University Dr. The children showed large gains in reading skills from pre to post-tests, with very large gains in fluency and accuracy.
Click here to read Dr. Torgesen talks about the results: The program not only incorporates the most important principles of beginning reading instruction, but it has also brought them together in a package that is very engaging for children.
The performance of these children was compared to that of 50 first graders from a comparable elementary school who started with higher reading levels than the students from Millard School.
The Millard School children achieved significantly higher end of year scores on phoneme blending, reading nonwords, and spelling.
Click here to see chart of results The 94 Millard first graders and a comparison group of 50 first graders at a nearby school were tested at the beginning and at the end of the project with the following tests: They were also tested at the end of the project with the following tests: Woodcock-Johnson Word Attack, 7.
Woodcock-Johnson Word Identification, 8. In summary, although the Comparison Group started out ahead on every test, the RWT Group scored significantly higher on Blending Phonemes, Reading Nonwords, and Spelling at the end of the project and made significantly greater improvement on all pre-post tests than the Comparison Group.
Although they were not tested, the teacher reports that students made noticeable progress in reading, writing, and typing. These students were highly motivated to use the computer and were more focused while working at the computer with headphones than they were during teacher instruction.
In addition, students acquired a foundation of computer skills that will make their work more and more efficient as they continue through elementary school.
This research suggests that if this approach were implemented widely, it could make a significant improvement in reading scores across the nation. A group of Vietnamese families and a group of Hispanic families participated for two nights a week in four 6-week sessions.
This project was not designed to collect formal data, but both the adults and children found it very enjoyable. There were waiting lists for each session. In an article in Education Week March 31,Jane Croom, a parent of two children from the original project, related a personal story: Click here to learn more about Talking Fingers, Inc.
We will use it as a part of our reading curriculum from now on. Results with at-risk first graders are impressive in at least one study. Working in groups of three, children who received such computer support over the course of a school year significantly improved both their reading accuracy and their fluency.
Using RWT, the researchers said, would result in only about 2 to 4 percent of children leaving first grade as poor readers. RWT also demonstrates that as early as first grade, children can successfully learn keyboarding kills.
These skills provide a foundation for other activities such as word processing. The program is multisensory: Children learn to associate a specific sounds with a letter and a finger tap on the keyboard.
As an added benefit, Children become familiar with the computer keyboard at an early age. California Instructional Materials Funds can be used for the purchase of this product. Still others teach writing and typing. Both packages offer keyboard overlay that helps kids learn to type by feel, a collection of activity and storybooks, and a laminated practice keyboard; the Deluxe Version also includes a poster and nine additional storybooks.
To the surprise and delight of our testers, Talking Fingers was up to the challenge and this superb program succeeds in simultaneously teaching all three disciplines.
With lively characters and just the right amount of humor, children are guided through exercises and games that teach letter sounds, while simultaneously using the keyboard to identify typing techniques. From proper hand and finger placement, to phonetic sounds, this title engaged and educated our testers.How to Write a Music History Paper 1.
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HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE RESEARCH PAPER • Getting ready with data • First draft • Structure of a scientific paper • Selecting a journal • Submission • Revision and galley proof Disclaimer: The suggestions and remarks in this presentation are based on personal research experience.
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