Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1984

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Helen Rogers

Second Committee Member

David N. Shorr

Third Committee Member

Doris E. Jakubek


Computer drill and practice reading programs were developed to supplement basal instruction in first grade. The project was created to provide drill and practice on basal vocabulary and promote sight word acquisition. Five program types were developed. The programs were sequential in level of difficulty. Students were required to complete a sentence from which a word had been omitted. Responses varied from choosing from two given vocabulary words, choosing from familiar and unfamiliar rhyming words, and completing the spelling of a word.