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Analyzing Teachers' Use of Oral Language During Literacy Instruction

Title: Analyzing Teachers' Use of Oral Language During Literacy Instruction.
Name(s): Lashington, Jessica Kimberly, author
Florida Center for Reading Research
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: Researchers are increasingly finding connections with oral language and children's growth in literacy. Some have questioned if teachers oral language have a big impact on the reading skills of children. To analyze this, video footage has been gathered following children and teachers from 1st grade to 3rd grade during literacy instruction. The two overarching goals of the study are (1) to explore development of oral and silent reading fluency (including reading prosody) and their relation with reading comprehension for first through third grade students, and to examine whether the relation varies as a function of students' word reading proficiency; and (2) to document and describe classroom instruction in oral and silent reading fluency, and further identify promising instructional practices for oral and silent reading fluency development. These videos were already captured from a larger longitudinal study and now are being transcribed to analyze the teacher's oral language. My contribution in this project was to transcribe the teacher's language during instruction using the SALT software. Once transcribed, coding will be developed to see if teachers' oral instruction has a significant influence on children's learning over the 3 years of observation. Because of the large volume of video observations, the transcriptions have not yet been analyzed yet, but once completed it will allow the researchers to answer the questions on teachers' oral language. This project also aims to assist in the development of other questions concerning children's literacy and the influential factors that could contribute to their development.
Identifier: FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0017 (IID)
Subject(s): Education
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015.

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Lashington, J. K. (2015). Analyzing Teachers' Use of Oral Language During Literacy Instruction. Retrieved from