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A Study to Determine if Phonics Will Help Third Grade Students to Increase Their Reading Ability
Beverly Smith
Thomas University

A Study to Determine if Phonics Will Help Third Grade Students to Increase Their Reading Ability
Beverly Smith
September 24, 2015
Abstract
The inability to read is a problem that plagues public schools. Many students enter the third grade reading on a lexile level lower than what is required to be successful. Some students will be one or two grade levels below the current grade. The students simply cannot keep up with the demands of the current grade because of the lack of ability to read. There is a great need to reach students who struggle with reading. The purpose of this study is to determine if phonics will help third grade students to improve their reading ability. The study will include seven students in a third grade intervention room. The students will be taught phonics for a six week period. At the beginning of the study the students will be given the San Diego Quick Assessment of Reading Ability as a pretest to determine the reading level. At the end of the six week period the students will be given the same test as a posttest to determine progress. Progress will be shown if the students have moved up in reading levels.
Introduction
Year after year, teachers observe students who enter into their classroom without the ability to read. The inability to read effects every area of a student’s education. The
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