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Developing Emergent Literacy Skills

Title: Developing Emergent Literacy Skills: The Impact of Alphabet Instruction.
Name(s): Piasta, Shayne B., author
Wagner, Richard K., professor directing dissertation
Connor, Carol McDonald, outside committee member
Licht, Mark H., committee member
Lonigan, Christopher J., committee member
Schatschneider, Christopher, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Small group instruction was provided to preschool children (n = 58) to examine (1) potential benefits of systematic alphabet instruction as compared to typical preschool instruction, (2) the letter name-to-sound facilitation effect, (3) causal relations between alphabet knowledge and emergent literacy skill development, and (4) the influence of phonological processing abilities on alphabet knowledge development. Children were randomly assigned to receive letter name and sound training, letter sound training only, or numeracy training (serving as a treated control). Thirty-four 15 minute lessons were provided. Results suggest benefits of combined letter name and sound instruction in promoting children's letter sound acquisition, possibly due to letter name-to-sound facilitation. Benefits did not generalize to other emergent literacy skills.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0915 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2008.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: May 14, 2008.
Keywords: Emergent Reading, Letters, Phonological Awareness, Literacy, Sounds, Preschool, Training, Alphabet
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Richard K. Wagner, Professor Directing Dissertation; Carol McDonald Connor, Outside Committee Member; Mark H. Licht, Committee Member; Christopher J. Lonigan, Committee Member; Christopher Schatschneider, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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