ERIC Number: ED131412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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An Experimental Study of the Effect of Music Activities upon Reading Achievement of First Grade Students.
Lauder, Don C.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of music activities on the reading achievement of first-grade children. A total of 144 students, members of six randomly chosen classrooms (two from each of three schools) in a South Carolina community, formed the sample group. Classes designated control groups received musical instruction based upon the general music curriculum. Classes assigned as experimental groups also received basic music instruction, but in addition were given a special treatment which utilized the music process as an integral part of the basic reading program. This treatment consisted of music exercises correlated with the reading text, activities developed by music specialists to relate music to the reading program, activities taken from the music text, and general-interest activities. Of ten reading problems which composed posttesting, only one exhibited a value nearing significance: one in which letter sounds were compared, initial consonants and vowels of words read aloud were identified, and letters that make a particular sound in a word read aloud were recognized. Sounds tested were final consonants, medial vowels, and beginning consonant digraphs and blends. (Author/KS)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Grade 1, Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Research, Reading Skills
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of South Carolina