Graduate Project Title

Multimedia Prereading Strategies

Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Joe Schomer

Second Committee Member

Cindy Emmans

Third Committee Member

Blaine R. Wilson


Prereading activities are important in enabling students to comprehend and enjoy the books they read. Teachers are always in need of good prereading activities, and the increasing popularity of computers offers opportunities to fill this need, however, technology is not keeping up with educators' needs in this area. While there is an overwhelming quantity of commercially produced computer software programs, they are invariably generic in nature. No software relating to prereading strategies appears to be available. A CD containing multimedia prereading activities was produced to accompany a selected list of elementary level trade books. The CD is intended to be kept in the school library and to be used either directly with students or as a model for classroom teachers to create their own multimedia activities.