Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Field Experience

Superseded Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Special Education

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Margaret M. Szper

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Literacy programs; Phonetics; Reading--Phonetic method


The purpose of this action research study was to answer the question “Does at least twenty minutes of daily, systematic and explicit phonics instruction improve decoding accuracy in seventh and eighth grade students?” The Seeing Stars reading intervention was implemented in two self-contained language arts classes containing students with decoding deficits for ten weeks. The independent variable in the study was the Seeing Stars program. The dependent variable in the study was the level of decoding accuracy. Methods, results, strengths and limitations, and recommendations are included in the action research.


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