The Effect of Sight Word Instruction on the Reading Achievement of Second Grade Students
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The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of sight word instruction on reading fluency for second grade students. The participants in this study were second grade students enrolled in a Baltimore County public school during the 2018-2019 school year. The students were randomly divided into two groups. The treatment group received small group guided instruction with a focus on sight word fluency four days a week for four weeks in addition to traditional whole group reading lessons. The control group received regular small group guided reading instruction and traditional whole group reading lessons. The results of the study indicated that both groups increased their reading levels, however, the hypothesis that sight word instruction would increase reading achievement was not supported when looking at the data. Additional research with the focus on sight word fluency should be conducted to determine reading achievement.