MA Reading Education
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Decoding, Engagement, Morphology, Multisensory
Language arts (Middle school); Reading--Phonetic method
Language and Literacy Education
The purpose of this research study was to engage fifth grade students in multisensory instruction in order to improve reading, specifically at the complex word level. Embedding multisensory techniques can be effective in promoting engagement in reading for students in fifth grade. The goal of this research project was to determine the effects that multisensory instruction has on readers in fifth grade. The main research question that guided this study was: How does multisensory instruction support growth in reading for 5th grade students? Five students in fifth grade participated in a five-week study where data was gathered to determine their growth in reading, and their levels of engagement during each multisensory instructional strategy. The data suggests that incorporating activities that are comprised of more than one modality increases student's decoding abilities and reading engagement. Engaging students in instruction on morphological awareness, using multisensory strategies, increases reading performance.
Cassese-Pawlowski, Alexis C., "Using multisensory instruction to support reading growth in a fifth grade general education classroom" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2660.