Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Master Of Arts In Language And Literacy
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Music in education; Reading (Early childhood); Reading--Phonetic method
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects music had on phonemic awareness instruction for beginning readers in five-year-old kindergarten. The Dr. Seuss Nonsense Word Test: An Assessment Sequence for Emergent to Beginning/Early Readers (Appendix A) was used for pre and post assessment. The intervention plan and procedures were connected to current research. The plan included explicit instruction in phonemic awareness skills such as decoding, rhyming, and segmenting/blending, within short /a/ and short /o/ vowel patterns. The students received approximately 60 minutes per week of intervention over a six week period. Analysis of pretest and posttest data showed improvement in the area of decoding within phonics.
Moroder, Gabrielle M., "The effects of music and rhythm on phonics instruction with beginning readers" (2013). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 328.
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