However Some Studies, Like One from Sweden Cited on Sage Journals Psychology of Music, Show Students Performing More Poorly on Reading Comprehension Tests While Listening to Music. the Key Difference Seems to Be That

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HOW DOES A MUSIC PROGRAM AFFECT THE READING FLUENCY OF SECOND GRADE ESL STUDENTS?

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Candace Rose Cooper

A Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Arts degree in English as a Second Language

Hamline University St. Paul, Minnesota April, 2011

Committee: Ann Mabbott-Primary Advisor Cynthia Lundgren-Secondary Advisor Kristin Weidlein-Peer Reader

To my aunt, Mary Lou Merdan, Ph.D., who dedicated her career to reading literacy through the education of children and teachers.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter One: Introduction……………………………………………………………….1 Folk Songs………………………………………………………………………...1 Background of the Research………………………………………………………3 Benefits of Music
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