Project SEEL: Part III. Children's Engagement and Progress Attainments

Culatta, Barbara; Setzer, Lee Ann; Wilson, Candy; Aslett, Richard
March 2004
Communication Disorders Quarterly;Spring2004, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p127
Academic Journal
This article presents preliminary outcome data collected as Project SEEL (Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction) was implemented in a dual-language kindergarten classroom. Information regarding the children's progress, participation in instructional activities, and performance on trained versus untrained targets was obtained, along with parent and child satisfaction data. The authors transcribed and analyzed videotaped segments of interactions, collected samples of the children's reading and writing, interviewed the children and their parents, and monitored the children's progress. The children made gains in skills, demonstrated high interest in the activities, and made relevant contributions to the coconstruction of texts in the story enactments. No differences between reading and writing of trained versus untrained targets were found, however, most likely because the children had acquired generalized phonics skills by the time the comparisons were made.


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