2022 Student Research Conference:
35th Annual Student Research Conference

Effectiveness of Heggerty Across Early Literacy and Reading Skills


Naomi E. Ruhman♦
Dr. Christopher J. Maglio, Faculty Mentor

First grade students in the state of Missouri are expected to master phonological and phonemic awareness and phonics skills that are necessary for reading. This research study examined the effectiveness of a particular phonemic awareness curriculum, Heggerty, on a single urban first grade class mastery of letters and sounds, phonological and phonemic awareness, and phonics skills. Students were initially assessed using the district developed assessments at the beginning of the school year in September. Students then participated in a 15-20 minute whole group lesson on average four days a week during ELA. Students were assessed again at the completion of the study in February. Data analysis showed an increased mastery mean in 26 of the 32 areas assessed with 15 of the 26 areas having statistical significance. Results indicate that the curriculum is effective in assisting students in mastering early literacy skills.

Keywords: Letters and Sounds, Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Heggerty, Early Literacy, Reading

Topic(s):Education

Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Presentation

Session: 2-2
Location: https://flipgrid.com/32e803dc
Time: 0:00

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