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ERIC Number: ED443103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 55
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Improving Phonemic Awareness through Direct Instruction.
Flynn, Anne; Govis, Alex
This report describes a program for improving phonemic awareness skills in kindergarten students. The targeted population consisted of kindergarten students in two elementary schools. The schools are located in the northern suburbs outside a large Midwestern city. The problem of poor phonemic awareness skills was documented with a parent survey, a phonemic awareness spelling test, and teacher checklists. Analysis of probable cause indicated that there were poor phonemic awareness skills among kindergarten students. This negatively affected student's ability to learn to read and spell. Review of the research indicated that students were not given specific skill instruction in phonemic awareness. A review of the solution strategies suggested by other researchers, combined with an analysis of the problem setting, resulted in the development of a specific program for phonemic awareness skills instruction. The program included direct instruction in the five stages of phonemic awareness and its extension into the written language. Post intervention data indicated an increase in phonemic awareness skills. (Contains 20 references and 4 figures of data. Appendixes contain survey instruments, a checklist, and a spelling test.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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