Capstone Project Title
My research questions were: how can I use the content area of music in an intensive, El Sistema-inspired after school string program to increase literacy and improve reading comprehension for my students and how do goals for increased literacy and improved reading comprehension align with an El Sistema-inspired program with goals for social change? To answer these questions I present four areas of research: the connection between prosody and reading comprehension, critical pedagogy and critical literacy, El Sistema, and correlations between music training and enhanced prosodic awareness. I end by discussing my Capstone project, a music curriculum written for my students at Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis that includes goals for prosodic sensitivity, musical growth, community building, and psychosocial awareness and development.
At-risk Students, Curriculum, Music, Reading
Campbell, Teresa, "Improving Literacy And Reading Comprehension Through Music Instruction In An El Sistema-Inspired Violin Program" (2017). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 100.