The purpose of this project is to develop and conduct a pilot study of a small-group literacy intervention for kindergarten students who are at risk for reading and writing difficulties (RWD). The Reading RULES! Kindergarten (RRK) intervention is an extension of our previous work to develop a first-grade intervention in word study, text reading, and comprehension (Reading RULES). Under funding from the Brown Foundation, a draft of the kindergarten level of the Reading RULES Word Study and Text Reading components was developed over a period of one year. The goals of this project are to iteratively field test and revise the RRK Word Study and Text Reading components based on teacher input and expert consultant review, to newly-develop additional components that address emergent writing as well as reading, and to conduct a pilot study of the full intervention.
This project addresses five specific aims:
The study is being conducted in schools in the greater Dallas, Texas area.