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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

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Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education

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A Kindergarten Teacher's Exploration Of Independent Learning Activities, Nicole A. Vaughn Aug 2012

A Kindergarten Teacher's Exploration Of Independent Learning Activities, Nicole A. Vaughn

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The focus of this thesis project was to gain insight and understanding of the types of independent learning activities that are developmentally appropriate and meaningful for kindergarten students during a guided reading ELA block and to discover ways to engage students in independent literacy activities that extend and enhance their literacy development. In the study, the following questions were addressed - How are independent learning activities developmentally appropriate for kindergartners to promote literacy development? What types of independent learning activities promote the literacy development of kindergartners? Throughout this six week study a qualitative research design was utilized. The teacher-researcher, created the ...


Building Fluency Of Sight Words, Nadia Marzouk Aug 2008

Building Fluency Of Sight Words, Nadia Marzouk

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Words surround us. Many words, classified as high frequency words, make up a large percentage of the text we encounter on a daily basis. Educators understand the importance of recognition, memorization, and comprehension of these high frequency words as it contributes to improved reading ability in beginning readers. Teaching high frequency words supports student knowledge of language structure, speech patterns, and the language of the books we read. This thesis project asks the question - can kindergarten students master, identify, and read high frequency words in a text? The study explored the effectiveness of teaching kindergarten students sight word vocabulary in ...


Does Grouping Based On Gender Affect A Child's Sight Word Recognition Ability And Their Affective Domain?, Tracy L. Watts Aug 1997

Does Grouping Based On Gender Affect A Child's Sight Word Recognition Ability And Their Affective Domain?, Tracy L. Watts

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to see if gender grouping could affect a student’s ability to increase his or her sight word recognition and to examine its connection to the affective domain. The subjects of this study received reading instruction in both single and dual sex groups. The subjects responded to a questionnaire regarding the affective domain.

The findings of the study imply that the treatment used did not solely affect the recognition of sight words. Both groups showed an increase in the recognition of sight words. The findings of this study do indicate that there was an ...