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Author Gomez, Tammy Lynn
Title Developing emergent literacy skills in kindergarten students using pre-A books
book jacket
Descript 314 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-07, Section: A, page: 2440
Adviser: Margaret Harvey
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Walden University, 2009
An increasing number of children are entering schools without sufficient exposure to various forms of print. As a result, they are unprepared to begin formal reading instruction. Therefore, it is important for teachers to have an instructional resource specifically designed to teach these students. In this project study, a pre-A level resource was developed to support kindergarten teachers with the task of creating reading experiences that assimilate and parallel their current formal reading model. The pre-A level resource, which is grounded in Vygotsky's theory of social development, provides teachers with an instructional avenue appropriate for pre-A level readers by providing differentiated instruction in each student's zone of proximal development. This project study was guided by the question: Do teachers need a pre-A level resource containing certain attributes to teach students benchmarking below Level A text emergent literacy concepts and skills? The quantitative evaluation used was a one-shot survey design using descriptive statistics to analyze the results. Data were analyzed using the median and mean measure of central tendency and the standard deviation measure of variability. Results indicated with a score of mu = 4.5 on a 5 point scale and sigma = .604 that teachers needed and wanted a pre-A level resource to aid in teaching emergent literacy concepts and skills to their pre-A readers. This project study has the potential to create positive social change for kindergarten teachers in this Literacy Collaborative school and other schools that face similar instructional dilemmas by supplying a pre-A level resource that provides reading experiences that assimilate and parallel guided reading instruction. Most importantly, this resource has the potential to provide important learning experiences students need to become successful readers
School code: 0543
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 70-07A
Subject Education, Early Childhood
Education, Reading
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Alt Author Walden University. Education
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