TEACHING SIGHT WORDS USING FLASHCARDS IN DEVELOPING READING FLUENCY OF YOUNG LEARNERS
Understanding the important relationship between reading fluency and early childhood is crucial for a teacher teaching young leaners. The right method in the teaching also played a significant role in the success of developing reading fluency. Five kindergarten students were involved in this study to reveal the impact of the teaching sight-words using the flashcard to develop reading fluency. A set of 15 words of Dolch sight words was given to the students to test their reading. At the end of the school year, students were given a reading comprehension post-assessment to compare the results from the previous one. The analysis of the data and the observation showed that using the flashcard in teaching sight words proofed to be effective in developing the reading fluency of the students. All of the participants have shown an improvement based on the post-test results considering that they all started from an unsatisfactory or required improvement level and ended with a satisfactory and good level.