Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Superseded Degree Name
Master of Arts in Education (Reading/Language Arts)
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Vocabulary; Reading--Aids and devices; Reading; Special education
This case study describes a program aimed at improving sight word acquisition and retention by exposing a reader who struggles to sight words. The student was exposed to the sight words through poetry, flashcard instruction, word wall lessons, and various written tasks. The study was designed for a third grade reader enrolled in special education. His difficulty with sight words was documented by the Dolch Sight Word Assessment and Rigby Running Record pre-test scores. The researcher based the intervention upon current research and theory, Wisconsin State Standards, and Special Education Law. The results of the case study indicate a slight increase in the student's ability to acquire and retain sight words after he completed the six week intervention. Following the instruction, the student was post-tested to determine growth on both the Dolch Sight Word Assessment and Rigby Running Records. The results and conclusions drawn from the intervention are reported within the case study.
Wojciehowski, Lauren, "Effects of Repeated Exposure to Sight Words for a Struggling Third Grade Reader" (2011). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 164.