The intent of this thesis is to capitalize the effects of using music as a tool in tandem with English language arts in order for students to improve their ELA skills. Songs are already flooding the Internet and social media; such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Vine, echoing in the background of television broadcasts and commercials, and blasting across radio stations and in public areas like restaurants and malls, classroom lessons tied to current songs, are more apt to resonate with students in this era. In lieu of subconsciously humming a song by popular artist such as Beyoncé, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift, students could accomplish more in a classroom environment while using music as a tool. This includes using music as a tool for learning through reading, as well as teaching writing processes through song.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Orlando (Main) Campus
Smith, Doranna, "The Integration of Music in an ELA Classroom: Creating Pedagogical Parodies for Elementary Education" (2017). Honors in the Major Theses. 171.