Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Education, Montessori

First Advisor

Allie Brandon


Montessori Early Childhood


TECHNOLOGY IN THE PRIMARY MONTESSORI CLASSROOM 2 Abstract The purpose of this research was to find out if implementing technology that parallels the Montessori language sequence would increase student engagement with literacy work. Would an increase in student interest facilitate the potential for them to meet the expected goals for alphabetic knowledge? This study was conducted in a primary Montessori classroom consisting of four year-old students identified as being “at risk” for school readiness. Prior to beginning the project, observations of student work with the language materials was conducted to create a log of lessons completed by each student. An assessment of student knowledge of upper and lower case letter names and sounds was also completed. Daily activities to increase phonological awareness were implemented by utilizing the classroom Smart Board and iPad over a six week period. Post assessments revealed an increase in language lessons completed each day and an increase in knowledge of letter names and sounds by most students.