Learning to read
Jose M. Jimenez, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States
California State University, Dominguez Hills . Awarded
A study determined the effectiveness of using a Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) project for teaching reading. Students in a first-grade, full bilingual classroom at 95th Street Elementary School in south central Los Angeles, California, were randomly divided into a control and an experimental group of ten students in each. All students completed a pretest: the CAMPANITAS DE ORO, Placement Test, Level 2, from the Macmillan Spanish Reading Program currently used at the school. The control group received daily reading instruction using the basal reader. The experimental group received reading instruction using the CAI project Aprendiendo a Leer (Learning to Read). The posttest scores showed that the experimental group receiving the CAI treatment made as much growth as the students in the control group. The CAI project was as effective as the basal reader for teaching reading.
Jimenez, J.M. Learning to read. Master's thesis, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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