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Sight Word Knowledge Can Increase Reading Fluency

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Aprell Adams

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Transcript of Sight Word Knowledge Can Increase Reading Fluency

Did You Know Sight Word Knowledge Can Increase Reading Fluency?
Do you need help with your struggling young reader?
Sight word knowledge is the start to your solution and it's FREE!
What Does The Literature Say?
Research Design

Are they overusing "quick fix" approaches such as skip it, substituting words or picture clues?
Do they lack developmental skills in accurate and fluent word recognition?
Are they spending a significant amount of their cognitive abilities decoding words?
Current Problems We are Facing:
Why Is This Important?
What I Hope To Answer:

Many students are incapable of reading grade level text fluently.
Students are not reaching bench mark scores on the DIBELS assessment.
Students are not mastering sight word vocabulary.
There are many variables that effect a beginning readers ability to become a fluent reader.
One of these variables is sight word knowledge.
To get a clearer understanding of appropriate interventions.
Students encounter sight word vocabulary everyday but can't identify them in text.
Students need to be a fluent reader to advance in education and the real world.
What are the effects of the Dolch basic sight word vocabulary to improve reading fluency in first grade students?
Research
Question #1
What are the attitudes of first grade Cedarmere students toward learning sight word vocabulary?
Research Question #2
How will students learning more sight word vocabulary impact their confidence level regarding their overall reading fluency and comprehension abilities?
Research
Question #3
How will teaching students more sight word vocabulary impact reading fluency and comprehension scores on the DIBELS benchmark assessment?

How Will I Know If It Works?
Recommendations
Data Collection and Analysis
Comment Below
Have you tried using sight word instruction to support struggling readers?
Do you have any additional suggestions of successful strategies you've used?
What are your experiences with struggling readers?
Timed Reading Passages
Sight Word Instruction
Observations
Reading Survey
Directions: read each question and circle your response.
Question Response

1. I think I am a good reader.

2. I enjoy reading.

3. I can read most grade leveled books.

4. I can read most sight words in text.

5. I can read sight words in isolation.

6. Learning sight words will help me become a stronger reader.

Early intervention is best when helping beginning readers to succeed.
Studies suggest using a screening measure that includes letter identification, phonological awareness and rapid naming of words (Chall, 1983).
Chall, J. (1983). Stages of reading development. New York: McGraw-Hill
It is evident that word recognition either through isolation or in text is a necessary component for successful reading fluency.
Chall's (1983) model suggests that once fluency is achieved in the primary grades; other factors such as comprehension and vocabulary take on a more significant role in students' literacy development in the intermediate grades.
A program will be put into place at my school that will involve volunteer parents providing sight word instruction to students.
Allow the data and results to guide future instruction and strategies used to support students.
Create professional development opportunities to increase awareness and support for teachers.
I've observed that students who are fluent readers have mastered all 220 dolch words and students who are not fluent readers have not.
Was this information helpful? If yes, how? If no, why?
I will collect data by calculating the percentage change shown in each data source from each student. I will compare pre-test and post-test scores.
This data will assist me with concluding my findings and offering recommendations. It will also allow me to compare my results with previous research.
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