Title page for ETD etd-04132007-101339

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Burch, Judith Rollins
Author's Email Address jburch2@lsu.edu
URN etd-04132007-101339
Title A Study Examining the Impact of Scaffolding Young Children's Acquisition of Literacy in Primary Grades
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Curriculum & Instruction
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Earl Cheek, Jr. Committee Chair
James Wandersee Committee Member
Pam Blanchard Committee Member
Paul Mooney Committee Member
Anna Nardo Dean's Representative
  • early childhood
  • scaffolding
  • reading
  • writing
  • literacy
Date of Defense 2007-03-13
Availability unrestricted
This case study explores the implementation of scaffolding in literacy learning in a first grade classroom setting. The complexities and nuisances of scaffolding present in the elementary school classroom context during reading and writing instruction are examined. Ten first graders, five from a pilot study an five from the case study, are followed in reading and writing in a public school classroom. Themes indicate that students in lower elementary grades benefit from reading and writing instruction that include the following strategic elements: 1) leveled predictable texts; 2) small group guided reading and writing instruction; 3) systematic, strategic instruction based upon performance-based observation of student's interaction with texts and self-generated writing; 4)integration of reading and writing lessons; and 5) teacher/student dialogues and conversations supporting language acquisition and development of student understandings.
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