M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Phonemics; Reading readiness
Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education
The purpose of this study was to determine if word sort activities would help improve the phonemic awareness of kindergarten students. The experimental and control groups consisted of students ranging in a variety of reading abilities. The experimental group received phonics instruction through the use of word sorting activities. The control group had no guidelines for phonics instruction. Any phonics lesson taught in the classroom were done according to the classroom instructors own plans and ideas. Pre-test and post-test scores showed that students that were exposed to word sort activities scored significantly higher on sound recognition tests then other students. Issues concerning phonics instruction in the classroom are discussed.
Münch, Karen S., "An investigation of the increase in phonemic awareness in kindergarten students who were exposed to word sort activities" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 1053.