Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Superseded Degree Name
Master of Arts in Education (Reading/Learning Disabilities)
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Children--Books and reading; Children--Language--Testing; Early childhood education; Language awareness in children; Reading; English language--Phonemics--Study and teaching; English language--Phonemics
Phonemic awareness is fundamental to reading skills acquisition, and refers to the ability to notice, think about, and manipulate the individual sounds in spoken words (McIntyre, Protz, & McQuarrie, 2008). This study examined the effectiveness of phonemic awareness instruction on a struggling, emergent reader. For six weeks, the participant in the study met with the researcher four times a week for thirty minutes. The researcher used systematic instruction in early literacy skills, letter and sound identification, small-word decoding, and other phonemic awareness tasks to help the student improve his emerging reading skills. After analyzing the pre-and post-test assessments, the researcher concluded that the intervention was effective in improving the participant's phonemic awareness development.
Sheppard, Angela M., "Effects of Phonemic Awareness Instruction on a Struggling Emergent Reader" (2011). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 172.