Additionally, students met mastery criteria for sight word acquisition and demonstrated maintenance at least one to two weeks post intervention.
Specifically, the teachers were asked to rate the effectiveness of the BST training they received and the effectiveness of a reading racetrack on student sight word acquisition. They were also asked to rate the ease with which the intervention is implemented, and the ease of making the game materials.
The results showed significant gains in Dolch sight word acquisition
in favor of the multisensory approach.
The effects of reading racetracks on sight word acquisition
of elementary students.
In Ehri's (1997) terms, the road to sight word acquisition
and fluent reading is paved with phonology and glued by the letters of the alphabet.
Previous research has examined CAI for sight word acquisition; however, we found no research that used the Kurzweil 3000 as an instructional tool for elementary students learning sight words.
All three teachers indicated that sight word acquisition was an appropriate goal for the target students in this study and that the students attained ambitious outcomes.
However, when Fran was present, he showed the same pattern of sight word acquisition as the other three students.
These procedures comprise a stimulus control strategy, specifically prompt fading, to provide errorless or near errorless sight word acquisition in a child with mild disabilities.
Ehri (1995) hypothesizes four stages associated with sight word acquisition. In the first stage, termed prealphabetic, learners acquire sight word meaning by an associative process that does not require knowledge of grapheme/ phoneme relationships.
Table 2 Sample Sight Word Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 I around air can could answer now first hear that would picture hand often second my large during not school might long himself change was because ground over money important said became straight then paper beautiful by real young same walked bottom went house instead thing round color like still follow saw next instead after sure listen Table 3 Student Sight Word Acquisition
Words acquired % of Student Pretest [a] during CWPT Max.