Teaching First Grade Vocabulary Words By Using a Combination Method: a Case Study
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Education in Literacy
Reading, Foundations, and Technology
The intent of this case study was to determine whether or not a learning disabled child who exhibited neither a strong visual or auditory modality on an intelligence test and preference modality test would be able to learn to read first grade material if taught by using a combination of the Fernald-Keller method and the Stillman-Gillingham method using a visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile approach. A record was kept for each working session as to the amount of times a word was traced, pronounced, written, and read before the word was considered known. At the end of the eight-week experimental sessions, a list of all first grade words was presented again to determine the number of words learned during the experimental period. Two hundred twenty-eight words were presented during the sessions, 207 words were pronounced correctly at the final meeting. In addition 191 other first grade words were pronounced without being formally taught.
© Janelle F Nimmo
Nimmo, Janelle F., "Teaching First Grade Vocabulary Words By Using a Combination Method: a Case Study" (1978). MSU Graduate Theses. 393.