ERIC Number: EJ696618
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Publication Date: 2004
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An Analysis of Initial Acquisition and Maintenance of Sight Words Following Picture Matching and Copy, Cover, and Compare Teaching Methods
Conley, Colleen M.; Derby, K. Mark; Roberts-Gwinn, Michelle; Weber, Kimberly P.; McLaughlin, T.F.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v37 n3 p339 Fall 2004
This study compared the copy, cover, and compare method to a picture-word matching method for teaching sight word recognition. Participants were 5 kindergarten students with less than preprimer sight word vocabularies who were enrolled in a public school in the Pacific Northwest. A multielement design was used to evaluate the effects of the two interventions. Outcomes suggested that sight words taught using the copy, cover, and compare method resulted in better maintenance of word recognition when compared to the picture-matching intervention. Benefits to students and the practicality of employing the word-level teaching methods are discussed.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Maintenance, Kindergarten, Sight Vocabulary, Word Recognition, Reading Instruction
Department of Applied Behavioral Science, 1000 Sunnyside Ave., KU, Lawrence, KS 66045-2133. Web site: http://seab.envmed.rochester.edu
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