ERIC Number: ED542750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Integration of Phonics into Elementary Reading Programs
Bast, Jenna M.
Understanding phonics is an important part of a young student's ability in learning how to read. The problem is that there is no set system that teachers follow in teaching phonics skills. The purpose of this study is to discover the ways that first grade teachers teach phonics to their students to help promote students success in reading. The present study is a qualitative design using an interview protocol to collect information from teachers in elementary school classrooms, in public and private institutions. Participants formed a sample of convenience. They were recruited from suburban areas in the area north of San Francisco. The data collected was analyzed by coding themes. Results indicate teachers use three main instrumental methods to teach phonics: integration of spelling into reading, differentiated instruction based on students' learning levels, and varied methods of instruction. The Interview Protocol is appended.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Reading Programs, Phonics, Grade 1, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Public Schools, Private Schools, Suburban Schools, Suburbs, Spelling, Beginning Reading, Instructional Effectiveness, Decoding (Reading)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Authoring Institution: N/A