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Fall 2021


The purpose of this action research study was to determine how visual phonics impacts English language learners in kindergarten. The participants included 14 kindergarten students, that attend Prairie Elementary in Worthington, Minnesota. Students participated in approximately ten to fifteen minute daily visual phonics over a nine-week period. The pretest and posttest assessment data for this study was collected using an assessment tool of ESGI (Education Software for Guiding Instruction). The study found that the implementation of visual phonics to be successful with impacting letter and letter sound recognition. The researcher recommends further studies to be conducted including length of study, increased sample size, more research on the topic, and the study of previous school exposure to validate the results of this study.

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