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Source: Tots-n-Tech Research Institute - October 18, 2012
The Tots-n-Tech Research Institute has published its October 2012 newsletter. This edition looks at visual supports that have been used successfully in childcare centers and preschools and show how they can be used in the home with younger children. For previous issues of the newsletter, go to the Tots 'n Tech home page and scan down.
Source: What Works Clearinghouse - October 16, 2012
The Institute of Education Sciences' What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) recently released a WWC Review of the Report Increasing Young Children's Contact with Print During Shared Reading: Longitudinal Effects on Literacy Achievement, which examined the impact of the Project STAR (Sit Together and Read) reading program on the literacy skills of preschool children. Findings showed that children in the high-dose intervention group had significantly higher spelling skills than those in the comparison group at the two-year follow-up. The other 20 comparisons did not meet WWC evidence standards. For more information, see the full review.
Citation for the full report: Piasta, S., Justice, L., McGinty, A., & Kaderavek, J. (2012). Increasing young children's contact with print during shared reading: Longitudinal effects on literacy achievement. Child Development, 83(3), 810-820.