Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Curriculum and Instruction: M.S.
School of Education
Mary Jo Froemming
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Sight Words, Flash Card Use, Multiscensory Approach
There are many components that are considered when young students learn to read. What should educators focus on? In this literature review, the importance of sight word learning is explored, as well as effective ways to teach them to young readers. Based on findings, to have the ability to retain sight words, one must have a sense of strong letter and sound relationships. Phonemic awareness tends to be a prerequisite for the foundation skill of sight word recall. Once students have this core alphabetic background, they can begin to interact with different methods to build their sight word vocabularies. Some of these methods include different flashcard drills as well as exploring different multisensory activities.
Simonton, Kaylee, "Effective Sight Word Methods for Young Readers" (2019). Culminating Projects in Teacher Development. 39.