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Online Submission, M.Ed Thesis, Ain Shams University

The present study attempted to examine the effect of using computer edutainment on developing 2nd graders' writing skills. The study comprised thirty-second year primary stage enrolled in Bani Hamad primary governmental school, Minia governorate. The study adopted the quasi-experimental design. Thirty participants were randomly assigned to one group and they were taught through a suggested computer edutainment program. Data were gathered and analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative instruments. A pre post electronic writing test, a pre post paper and pencil writing test, a writing scoring rubric, a vocabulary acquisition test, a self-assessment checklist, a writing skills strategies and concepts checklist, writing samples, a writing development record, and reflection logs were used in the study. Findings indicated that participants showed significantly higher levels of writing samples in the area of content and ideas, organization and form, style, and convention. Findings also showed significantly higher levels of vocabulary acquisition. Participants' writing samples and the writing development record showed that they internalized the writing strategies and concepts they were taught, and transferred them to their independent writing. Participants also showed that they moved from the emergent stage of writing to the conventional one. The improvement of pupils writing as demonstrated by multiple measures suggests that computer edutainment is an effective way for developing 2nd primary graders' writing skills in one of the governmental schools. The following are appended: (1) Computer Edutainment: The Teacher's Guidebook; (2) Instruments (Enrichment Writing Activities Needs Assessment Survey, Technology Survey, Primary Teachers-Writing Practices Survey, Writing Skills Questionnaires, Pre-Post Electronic Writing Test, Pre-Post Paper and Pencil Writing Test, Pre-Post Vocabulary Test, Writing Analytical Scoring Rubric, Self-Assessment Writing Checklist, Reflection Logs, Early Literacy Achievement Tests, Computer Edutainment Evaluation Sheet, Writing Development Record); (3) Tables of Writing Strategies and Concepts Data and Tables of Writing Development Record Data; (4) Pupils' Writing Samples; and (5) List of Jury Members and Pictures. A Summary in Arabic is also provided. (Contains 17 tables and 8 figures.)

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Vocabulary Development, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Games, Educational Games, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Enrichment Activities, Instructional Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests, Writing Tests, Needs Assessment, Elementary School Teachers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Learning Experience, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries

Author: Mohammed Abdel Raheem, Azza Ashraf


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