Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Master Of Arts In Urban Special Education
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Linda Gordy, PhD
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Grammar, Comparative and general--Morphology; Vocabulary; Reading comprehension; Reading--Direct instruction approach
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of direct instruction in word morphology and related skills on the word identification skills of a 3rd grade student. The study was conducted in a one-on-one setting and consisted of ten 90-minute sessions. The study was designed with a focus on the target student's specific areas of strength and deficiency. Each session was divided into four sections, each section addressing a specific skill set: (a) blending (b) morphological awareness (c) vocabulary and (d) comprehension. To assess growth, the Woodcock Johnson Reading Mastery Tests and the Qualitative Reading Inventory were used. Two measures of informal assessment were additionally implemented. Test results found no significant correlation between the intervention and growth in word identification.
Takiguchi, Kara, "The Effect of Direct Instruction in Word Morphology and Related Skills on Word Identification" (2014). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 451.