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Abstract

This action research study was conducted in a small group setting with first grade students for seven weeks. The researcher conducted this study to better understand their practice and how students reacted to instruction during their learning with systematic decoding interventions. Qualitative data collection methods were used including surveys, observation, video recording practice, and collecting student writing samples to determine a possible connection between digraph instruction and a transfer of knowledge in the form of writing. My research questions were: What is the relationship between decoding interventions and early writing skills with first grade students? and How do specific decoding interventions transfer to writing in a seven-week period? The results from my research questions explain areas of growth in oral reading fluency, weekly writing samples, and the process of systematic interventions. Related topics for future study such as ways to evaluate writing assessments, multisensory instruction, and the involvement of policy makers are included.

Year of Submission

2022

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Literacy Education

First Advisor

Sarah Vander Zanden

Date Original

5-2022

Object Description

1 PDF file (78 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Available for download on Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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