Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 233–239 | Cite as

Using Microsoft® PowerPoint™ to Support Emergent Literacy Skill Development for Young Children At-Risk or Who Have Disabilities

  • Howard Phillips Parette
  • Jack J. Hourcade
  • Nichole M. Boeckmann
  • Craig Blum


The increasing availability and use of technology applications for teaching emergent literacy skills in early childhood education settings nationwide requires that early childhood education professionals develop skills with readily available software programs. This paper provides general recommendations in using Microsoft® PowerPoint™ to support emergent literacy skill development for young children at-risk or who have disabilities. Specific suggestions are presented in the areas of phonological awareness, alphabetic principles, comprehension, concepts about print, and vocabulary development.


Technology Emergent literacy At-risk Disabilities Classroom instruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Phillips Parette
    • 1
  • Jack J. Hourcade
    • 2
  • Nichole M. Boeckmann
    • 1
  • Craig Blum
    • 1
  1. 1.Illinois State UniversityNormalUSA
  2. 2.Boise State UniversityBoiseUSA

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