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Read, Write & Type!
Beginning Reading

Based on the one study, Read, Write & Type!™ was found to have potentially positive effects on alphabetics and no discernible effects on comprehension. Findings on fluency and general reading achievement were not reported in the study.

Read, Write & Type!™ Learning System is a software program with supporting materials designed to teach beginning reading skills by emphasizing writing as a way to learn to read. The program was developed for students ages 6–9 years who are just beginning to read, and for students who are struggling readers and writers. The main goal of Read, Write & Type!™ is to help students develop an awareness of the 40 English phonemes and the ability to associate each phoneme with a letter or a combination of letters and a finger stroke on the keyboard. Other goals of the program include identifying phonemes in words; and fluency in sounding out, typing, and reading regularly spelled words.


study that met standards out of
eligible study reviewed
Effectiveness Rating Grades Evidence Tier
Alphabetics Potentially positive effects 1
Comprehension No discernible effects 1

Last Updated: May 2007



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Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.

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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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