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What is Early Grades Literacy

Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in K-12 Education
The ability to read and write in early stages of development.
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Technology-Infused Balanced Literacy for Enhancing the Reading Skills of Early Grade Children
Amar Ali Khan (National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan), Manzile Maqsood (National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan), and Sajid Umair (The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2706-0.ch001
English is considered as a universal and global language. It serves as a bridge between different cultures and countries. Owing to its great importance research studies are being carried out across the world in order to find out the best ways of teaching English Language at earlier stages of schooling. One such identified way is balanced literacy. This is a systematic approach towards teaching English not as a subject but as a language. This study was conducted to see the effect of technology infused balanced literacy approach on the learning skills and engagement level of English learners in context of Pakistani schools where English is taught as a second Language. An intervention of six weeks was carried out. During the study the conventional teaching methodology of English was also observed. The results of the study suggest the use of balanced literacy for improvement of reading skills.
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