ERIC Number: EJ1082666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Action Research of a Color-Coded, Onset-Rime Decoding Intervention: Examining the Effects with First Grade Students Identified as at Risk
Wall, Candace A.; Rafferty, Lisa A.; Camizzi, Mariya A.; Max, Caroline A.; Van Blargan, David M.
Preventing School Failure, v60 n1 p1-9 2016
Many students who struggle to obtain the alphabetic principle are at risk for being identified as having a reading disability and would benefit from additional explicit phonics instruction as a remedial measure. In this action research case study, the research team conducted two experiments to investigate the effects of a color-coded, onset-rime, phonics-based intervention on the word reading behaviors of four first-grade students. In each experiment, the research team used a multiple probe across two participants design to investigate the effects of the intervention. The findings suggest that all of the participants' word reading performance on instructed words improved after instruction when compared with baseline performance, and they were able to maintain these gains 2 weeks postinstruction. However, only two of the participants' performance increased postinstruction on their word reading of uninstructed words with the same rime pattern as instructed words. A discussion of the results and suggestions for implementation are included.
Descriptors: Action Research, Decoding (Reading), Intervention, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Phonics, Remedial Reading, Case Studies, Educational Experiments, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Color, Coding, Interrater Reliability, Accuracy, Word Recognition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)