Small Group Literacy Strategies in Kindergarten:A Study of the Effectiveness of Small Group and Focused Instruction forImproving Fluency in Letter Identification and Letter Sounds

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Research Project

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Master of Education (MEd)




Students that participated in small group instruction that utilized clear and focused instructional strategies outperformed the students that did not have access to focused, small group instruction (Kamps, et.al, 2008). This current quantitative study supports small group and focused instruction to improve student growth in the area of letter naming fluency and letter sound fluency for students performing below average in these areas. Results indicated that all students included in this study increased their performance on both letter naming fluency and letter sound fluency. Educators should implement consistent, small group instruction that is focused on a specific skill to improve student growth in letter naming and letter sound fluency.