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Walton, James P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The American public school curriculum has narrowed as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Music is being eliminated in public schools so more time and resources can be spent on "tested" subjects like reading and math. However, research has shown that both the intrinsic and extrinsic values of music may improve reading…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Music Education
Ashworth, Kristen E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purposes of this study were to determine the effectiveness of a vocabulary intervention for first-grade students at risk for reading and language difficulties and to compare the results of a regression discontinuity design to those of an experimental design. The specific research questions were: (1) Do first-graders who are at risk of reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Comparative Analysis, Reading Difficulties
Nolan, Jeanne – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study investigated the effectiveness of an early reading intervention for self-efficacy (E-RISE) on struggling readers' efficacy and reading achievement in an at-risk elementary school setting. A total of 117 first, second, and third graders participated. The intervention group contained 39 students, and the comparison group…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy
Bryant, Kerry G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The study examined music-integrated (MI) instruction, framed by automatic information processing theory and elements of prosody. A quasi-experimental, pre- and posttest design was utilized to ascertain the effect of MI instruction on reading fluency among first grade students. Subjects were students in two public elementary schools in Georgia. To…
Descriptors: Music Education, Reading Fluency, Grade 1, Reading Instruction
Bland, Adrienne Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Instant Word Notebook study was a program evaluation completed by two educators who saw a need for an instructional tool to teach and assess Instant Words. In order to address reading deficits of students in first and second grades, teachers were expected to teach Instant Words. Unfortunately, teachers did not have a systematic process to…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Elementary School Students, Word Recognition, Reading Instruction