Word Identification and Struggling Readers in Second Grade
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Type of Work26 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Word recognition -- Research
Reading (Elementary) -- Research
Second grade (Education) -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine if implementing the phonics program, Phono-graphix into a developing, second grade reading group at an independent school would positively affect the reading achievement of the seven students in the group and help improve their word identification skills. The null hypothesis predicted that after instruction in phono-graphix, second grade students in the developing reading group will show no difference in improvement in word identification The measurement tool was the Gates-McGintie reading assessments. The study involved the use of a pre/post test design to compare data from September 2013 (before the intervention was implemented) to data of May 2014 (after the intervention was nearly complete). Achievement gains were significant (except in the area of comprehension which was an improvement but not a significant one), though results could be attributable to a number of intervening factors.