Title

Using Reading Interventions to Promote Kindergarten Students’ Mastery of Sight Words

Date of Award

Winter 12-20-2018

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Ximena Suarez-Sousa

Keywords

sight words, interventions, collaboration, kindergarten, reading

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine whether reading interventions effectively increase the sight word knowledge of kindergarten students by increasing their scores on the sight word assessment. The study is structured around daily small group interventions. Students will participate in the aimeswebPlus assessment at the beginning of the study and sight word assessments throughout the study. The assessments will provide insight as to the effectiveness of these reading interventions. This study looks at the difference between using a “Bang Game” with sight words similar to flash cards and a slide show incorporating the sight words. Through careful analysis of the sight word assessment results, both interventions proved to have a positive impact on sight word knowledge. When looking at the beginning of the study, the participants did not know all of the sight words. By the end of the 8 week intervention, all of the participants knew all fifteen of their sight words. 100% of the students in the intervention groups improved their performance level.

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