Essay On Sight Word Instruction

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of explicit sight word instruction on the reading speed of elementary EFL students. Participants’ ability to read affects their daily lives in significant ways. Thus, effective pedagogical methods of reading instruction are imperative. Memorizing lists of words by sight is especially difficult for participants who need multiple exposures to successful. Therefore, it is necessary to see different ways to teach participants who visit for multiple repetitions in an approach that will not lead to ennui or frustration. Chapter III is an overview of the methods and procedures used to find if sight word instruction causes improvement in reading speed of elementary EFL students. This chapter explains…show more content…
They were 13 to 14 years old in the second grade of guidance school. Due to small sample size in classes the researcher had to select the participants from two classes to conduct the study. Both divisions were in the same situations and the same English teacher instructed them. Notice that in this research the teacher is the researcher too. Class A (N=16) assigned as the control group, and class B (N=16) as the experimental group. For measuring the student's level of language and assuring group homogeneity the researcher used a proficiency test. The researcher administrated an English test from students' final exam in the previous year to get access to the level of students' proficiency. The items of the test were selected from the students' English book in the first grade as their instructional material in the public school. A reading pretest was taken from both groups to access their reading speed level before the treatment. Students in the experimental group received sight words treatment for 10 sessions. Each session lasted 20 to 30 minutes and 15 to 20 sight words instructed by using Flash Cards. Sight words were prepared according to Fry's 300 Instant Sight Words. The control group received no specific training on sight word and continued their regular
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