Date of Award


Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

First Advisor

Steve Dustrude


The use of the computer is becoming an important part of technology in today's education and as an educator there are still many . questions being asked on how to best utilize the computer in the daily curriculum. This project investigates one way that the computer can be used to enhance reading instruction. The research explores the use of Living Books software in a primary classroom and how it may enhance reading acquisition with a group of previously non-reading first graders.