The Effects of Using Song Picture Books On Decoding Skills

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The Effects of Using Song
Picture Books On Attitude,
Decoding Skills, and
Phonemic Awareness on
Kindergartners and First
Graders.
by Dan DiGennaro
Questions:
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What effect, if any, does the use of
song picture books have on:
– 1. Attitude
– 2. Decoding Skills
– 3. Phonemic awareness
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In Kindergarten and First Grade
Students.
Instruments
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Pre/Post Survey to Test Attitudes Toward the
Music Class and Music Class Activity
Preferences.
– This will be given to both teachers and
students.
Miscue Analysis Chart.
– Weekly Chart for both whole class and focus
group.
Field Notes.
Instruments (cont’d)
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Video Camera to Aid
in Accuracy.
On Task and Off Task
Behavior Chart
Tripod Activity.
– Miscues can be
recorded on the
miscue analysis
chart and graphed
at the conclusion of
the study.
Limitations
Time.
 Researcher Bias.
 Age: Most are not yet able to read
and write.
 Natural Disaster and sickness.
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Procedure: Pre-Week One
Organization of Materials.
 Distribution of Informational Packets
to Parents.
 Distribution of the Pre-Survey to the
Classroom Teachers.
 Selection of the Focus Group.
 Explanation of the Study to
Administration.
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Week One:
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Administer the Pre-Survey to Children.
Introduction of the First Song Picture Book. All
Songs have the Same Five Step Procedure:
– 1. Read and then re-read the book.
– 2. A “discovery” of its pictures and words.
– 3. Students will “echo” the sentences back to the
teacher, then “echo” the sung phrases.
– 4. The students will then sing the song picture book
with the teacher.
– 5. The song picture book will be sung independently
without the teacher.
Week Six:
Culminate the study with the piano
Accompaniment.
 Administer the Final Post Surveys.
 Gather All Materials.
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Sample Instruments
Class Miscue Analysis
Chart
Class Vs. Focus Group
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Class
Focus Group
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Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Miscue Tally Sheet
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Off/On Task Tally Sheet
Day 1
Off
On
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5