Grand Award

Third Place

The Amazing Science of Reading

Human Health and Behavior
Grace Newkirk Kelsey Crosby

Niki Tilicki

In this study, we researched how human brains learn to read and to see if there are ways to help someone learn to read better. We found out that reading is really several different components, such as vocabulary, phonics, and sentence structure, the works together to make a strong reader. We wanted to see if learning the Six Syllable Types would help improve reading and spelling. We gave a pre-test on spelling and reading (separate tests) a few days before teaching a lesson to our class on how to use the Six Syllables Types. The post-tests (spelling and reading) were given the days following after the lesson, and we saw an improvement in the student’s spelling and reading.

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3 thoughts on “The Amazing Science of Reading

  1. Very informative. Excellent data research. Thesis well written. Procedure was well thought out. Good Work research scientists.

  2. It’s amazing how complex learning to read really is! Excellent research, impressive that you interviewed a neuroscientist. It is also refreshing to see that one method helped to improve spelling. Thank you for completing this project!

  3. I loved that you explored this topic! We are using the 6 syllable types this year in 2nd grade and I notice a difference in their spelling and applying the rules in their writing! The science of reading is a topic that we are trying to implement at our school and so far I find it fascinating! Great work!

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