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Using Music to Improve Reading Comprehension By Crystal Severson NNU Graduate Student May, 2011
How many readers struggle? <ul><li>In 2007, 66% of fourth graders were at the basic level of national achievement tests. (...
How can music help? <ul><li>Research shows that music may help readers differentiate sounds in words, improving phonemic a...
What kind of music helps? <ul><li>Rate of music selection is important.  Music can relax us or stimulate brain activity. <...
Critical Factors <ul><li>Students may be distracted by music with lyrics. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls may be distracted by mus...
Measuring Results <ul><li>This study will measure results by comparing 3 rd  quarter comprehension scores (without music) ...
Preliminary Results <ul><li>So far, the boys have asked for the  music when reading time comes.  No girls have yet asked f...
Possible Findings <ul><li>Boys may derive the most benefit from listening to classical music during reading times. </li></ul>
Recommendations for Future Studies <ul><li>This study had a small sample size of only 23 students.  Recommend a much large...
Exciting Possibilities <ul><li>Music can add a whole new dimension to reading intervention.  </li></ul><ul><li>Music is in...
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  1. 1. Using Music to Improve Reading Comprehension By Crystal Severson NNU Graduate Student May, 2011
  2. 2. How many readers struggle? <ul><li>In 2007, 66% of fourth graders were at the basic level of national achievement tests. (Digest of Education Statistics). </li></ul>
  3. 3. How can music help? <ul><li>Research shows that music may help readers differentiate sounds in words, improving phonemic awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>(Sousa, 2006). </li></ul>
  4. 4. What kind of music helps? <ul><li>Rate of music selection is important. Music can relax us or stimulate brain activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Prior exposure to music can be critical to the way a person reacts to music. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Critical Factors <ul><li>Students may be distracted by music with lyrics. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls may be distracted by music while boys may have a better ability to focus with background music. </li></ul><ul><li>Students with attention issues may vary in their response to the music. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Measuring Results <ul><li>This study will measure results by comparing 3 rd quarter comprehension scores (without music) to 4 th quarter scores (with music). </li></ul><ul><li>The results will be analyzed using a t-test and displayed by utilizing a histogram. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Preliminary Results <ul><li>So far, the boys have asked for the music when reading time comes. No girls have yet asked for the music. </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection is ongoing. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Possible Findings <ul><li>Boys may derive the most benefit from listening to classical music during reading times. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Recommendations for Future Studies <ul><li>This study had a small sample size of only 23 students. Recommend a much larger sample base to accurately analyze data. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Exciting Possibilities <ul><li>Music can add a whole new dimension to reading intervention. </li></ul><ul><li>Music is inexpensive for schools to implement. </li></ul>
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