Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Dr. Sue Robb

Abstract

This research explores the implementation of instrumental versions of modern day music during guided reading groups as a teaching tool to assist students’ reading comprehension. The purpose of this study is to better support all students’ reading comprehension skills through implementing music as a tool during guided reading lessons. Data were collected for this study over a period of four weeks using running reading records, a retelling assessment, an interview, and observation notes during guided reading lessons. Data were analyzed for how the music impacted students’ reading comprehension as a whole.

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