Rappin' reader and say say oh playmate: Using children's childhood songs as literacy scaffolds in computer-based learning environments

Nichole Pinkard*

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Abstract

This paper describes two computer-based learning environments, Rappin' Reader and Say Say Oh Playmate, that use the prior knowledge African-American children bring to classrooms as scaffolds for early literacy instruction. The study reports the results of using Rappin' Reader and Say Say Oh Playmate with low-SES African-American first- through fourth-grade students attending after-school tutoring/mentoring programs. This study seeks to investigate the benefits of using culturally responsive reading material and a computer-based learning environment in literacy instruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-34
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Educational Computing Research
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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