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Implementation of E-books to Increase Language and Literacy Levels In Young ELLs

Title: The Implementation of E-books to Increase Language and Literacy Levels In Young ELLs.
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Name(s): De Novi, Natasha, author
Communication Science and Disorders
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The primary aim of this project is to develop a language and literacy intervention program for Spanish-speaking ELLs (English Language Learners). The project is being conducted in schools in Gadsden County where it is reported that 48% of children speak primarily Spanish at home . The lack of Spanish speaking teachers in these schools negatively affects the academic performance of ELLs. The grant project is called "Bridging for Language Outcomes in Classrooms" (BLOOM), and is run by Dr. Carla Wood. Over a span of three years, project BLOOM has been developing electronic books that use Spanish bridging and technology to provide intensive vocabulary lessons. Before intervention occurs, each child is pre-tested using standardized tests that measure receptive vocabulary, expressive vocabulary, overall language skills in Spanish and English, and conceptual definitions of words targeted in the intervention. During intervention, kindergarten and first grade students whose first language is Spanish receive vocabulary lessons through recorded e-book reading experiences. The e-books contain narrated and interactive stories that teach key vocabulary words, followed by an immediate evaluation of the words learned. Each child reads assigned e-books three times. After the intervention phase, the children are reevaluated using the same standardized tests to measure gains. Ultimately, the purpose of project BLOOM is to produce an intervention that impact these young ELLs' language and literacy skills to improve their academic future.
Identifier: FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0015 (IID)
Keywords: communication science, language
Subject(s): Communication
Communicative disorders
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0015
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015.

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De Novi, N. (2015). The Implementation of E-books to Increase Language and Literacy Levels In Young ELLs. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0015