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The research question addressed in this capstone was, how can Incremental Rehearsal be used to facilitate successful sight words acquisition for English Language Learners to improve their sight word reading ability? It documents one teacher’s creation of a curriculum unit that serves as an intervention for struggling English Language Learner readers in grades K – 3. It draws upon the research done on a flashcard drill method known as Incremental Rehearsal. With this method, the teacher created a curriculum to help struggling readers memorize a sight word vocabulary, with the intent of helping them increase their fluency. The author documents the details of the curriculum and uses related research literature to construct meaning and validate the study. He concludes that Incremental Rehearsal is an empirically proven method for helping students memorize chunks of knowledge (in this case, sight words), and creates a curriculum based of the method for struggling reader.
Kohl, Elliot, "How can Incremental Rehearsal Be Used to Facilitate Successful Sight Word Acquisition for English Language Learners to Improve Their Sight Word Reading Ability?" (2016). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4139.