The Effect of Teaching Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Training to Adolescent Struggling Readers
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Type of Work31 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Reading -- Phonetic method -- Research
Reading (Secondary) -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of teaching phonics and phonemic awareness training to adolescent struggling readers. The measurement tool was the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI). This study involved the use of a pretest/posttest design to compare data prior to the implementation of the reading intervention, System 44, to data after the intervention was complete (one to two years). Achievement gains were not significant, though results could be attributable to a number of intervening factors. Research in the area of high school reading remediation should continue given the continued disagreement over best practices and the new standards that must be met per the Common Core.