Thursday, October 4, 2007

A federal program designed to give preschoolers a boost in early reading got a mixed report card.The Early Reading First Program has had a positive effect on children's print and letter knowledge. But the study also found the program has had no impact on phonological awareness, which includes rhyming, or oral language, which includes vocabulary development. The program has led to more professional development for teachers, according to the study.
Carlisle, J., & Zeng, J. (2006, July) Is Reading First an Effective Intervention Over Time for Students At-Risk for Reading Difficulties? Annual Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Vancouver, BC.

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