Intervention proposal

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Intervention proposal

  1. 1. INTERVENTIONS PROPOSAL Nikki Louise Shearer
  2. 2. PROJECT TITLE How a phonics based program can improves the decoding skills of a Year 6 student with reading difficulties.
  3. 3. STATEMENT OF ISSUE  Noah (pseudonym) has difficulties reading which have affected all learning areas in school  The classroom teacher has identified a weakness with identifying and sounding out words  This intervention will aim to use a phonics-based program to improve Noah’s reading skills
  4. 4. LITERATURE REVIEW The Reading Process • Ultimate purpose of reading is comprehension • Observing readers is the most effective way to assess reading skills (Strang, 1942)
  5. 5. THE READING PROCESS Adapted From Mckenna & Stahl (2009)
  6. 6. LITERATURE REVIEW Decoding • Decoding is the process of translating written words into speech (Stothard and Hulme, 1995) • Reading aloud by sounding out words
  7. 7. LITERATURE REVIEW Phonics and Decoding • Decoding becomes an automatic function (Ehri, 2005) • When decoding is missing reading is slow, disjointed and often does not make sence
  8. 8. RESEARCH QUESTION How will the implementation of a phonics-based program improve the decoding skills of a Year 6 student with reading difficulties?
  9. 9. PARTICIPANT  Noah attends an independent school, Cloverdale Grammar School, in Perth’s Southern suburbs  Noah is in Year 6  Displays difficulties in many learning areas including, Literacy, Science and World Studies (History and Geography)
  10. 10. INTERVENTION  1 hour a day for 10 days  One to one interaction  Phonics-based program  Range of reading, writing and spelling activities
  11. 11. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS  Diagnostic Testing • Informal Phonics Inventory • Fry’s Sight Words Inventory • Upper Spelling Inventory  Interviews  Anecdotal Notes
  12. 12. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS  Consideration and consent from Noah and his parents  Noah will be aware he can withdraw or stop at any time  Consent from teachers  Permission for for collecting  Protecting identity through pseudonyms
  13. 13. THE END Thank You For Listening!

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