While having a reflective conversation with Nancy Cutler at Groton Elementary, I was privileged to observe her students using the program called, TUNEin™ to READING. When I entered the room, each student was sitting at a laptop wearing headphones and operating the keyboard. Nothing too exciting here, I know. But what I heard was awesome. Each one of the students was singing a different song outloud. Too cool!
TUNEin™ to READING is a reading intervention tool for grades 3-12. Nancy has participated in the training and highly recommends this research based intervention. Here is a brief explanation of the joy experienced when using this program, "Music is the catalyst behind this breakthrough success: students sing with all of their heart and soul, striving to achieve a high score, and in the process improve their reading. Unlike “skill and drill” exercises, TUNEin™ to
READING breathes life and joy into learning, leveraging lasting gains in vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. The software is scientifically based and research proven with literacy experts agreeing: it’s extraordinary!"
Check it out.