Title

"Do I have to leave?" Beyond linear text: Struggling readers' motivation with an innovative musical program.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

AnnMarie Alberton Gunn

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Date Issued

2015-01-01

Date Available

2015-10-14

ISSN

0034-0510

Abstract

In this mixed method research, we examined the effects of reading and singing software program (RSSP) as a reading intervention on struggling readers' reading achievement as measured by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, the high stakes state test administered in the state of Florida, at one elementary school. Our team defined struggling readers as students who performed below grade level on the FCAT in the previous year. We investigated student engagement with the program and teacher support and guidance through quantitative and qualitative methods. From our observations, we synthesized and describe our findings below into two over categories: program implementation and student motivation and engagement.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Reading Improvement, 52(2), 51-60. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Project Innovation, Inc.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.