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Fall 2017


The purpose of this action research project was to determine if adding a technology based literacy apps in a general education second grade classroom could increase the reading scores of the Informal Decoding Inventory that was given to second grade students, throughout a four month period to check personal growth. It will also look at other reading assessments in reading throughout the time frame, but for the purpose and time of this project the researcher will strictly be looking at growth through the inventory. Technology enriched phonemic awareness with a focus on decoding words, recognizing word patterns and fluency interventions and apps were provided weekly over a period of two months. Data was collected through qualitative observations and quantitative Decoding Inventory scores. Analysis of the data collected suggests that second grade student’s word decoding scores increased when students were introduced to technology based interventions.