Implementing Music With Creative Writing Strategies For Special Education Students

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Title Implementing Music With Creative Writing Strategies For Special Education Students
Creator Denise H. Lee
Subject Special education; writing instruction; curriculum-based measurement (CBM); English to speakers of other languages (ESOL); Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); specific learning disabilities (SLD); creative methods; brainstorming webs; writing with classical music; critical modeling by teacher; MEd
Description The rise of brain research coupled with multiple intelligence theory has led to research examining the benefits of combining listening to music with task performance. Studies have shown the value of music with learning because of its ability to stimulate multiple parts of the brain. This study examines the effectiveness of a writing strategy in which five sixth-grade special education students are exposed to classical music selections along with one classic rock song during five-minute brainstorming sessions. After these prewriting sessions with music, the students are immediately tasked to type responses to Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM) writing prompts for three minutes using the ideas they wrote on their main idea webs during brainstorming. What evidence does the study provide for the hypothesis that listening to music will increase the amount and quality of their writing? Do they type more words? Do they spell more words? Do they enjoy listening to the music? If not, is there still evidence that music helped increase their performance?
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2021-05
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital Copyright 2021, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s6pp55pj
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2021-06-25
Date Modified 2021-06-25
ID 1703754
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pp55pj
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