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Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effects of Songs on Hmong Vocabulary Acquisition

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, Americas, Bilingualism, Displaced communities, Hmong (Asian people), Hmong American children, Hmong American families, Hmong songs, Immigrants, Language acquisition, North America, Refugees

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Abstract/Notes: This action research assessed the effects of singing a song to learn language in a bilingual classroom. The research took place at a bilingual Hmong-English Montessori preschool program. 28 preschool-aged children participated in the research which was conducted over five weeks. Data sources included a parent questionnaire, vocabulary pre-test, vocabulary post-test with a follow-up conversation, daily observation logs, and tally sheet. The children were taught 16 Hmong vocabulary words with half the words sung to the tune of a common children’s song and the other half by simple reciting. The results from the vocabulary post-test showed that there was an increase in the children’s ability to recall Hmong vocabulary taught through the song and the follow-up conversation showed that the children enjoyed learning by singing. Further research could examine the continued use of singing vocabulary to common children’s songs and its effects on language learning in the long-term.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2019

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effect of Songs on Social-Emotional Literacy in an Early Childhood Classroom

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: Children in an early childhood Montessori classroom were taught songs that included words to label emotions and phrases for solving social conflicts. The purpose of this research was to find out if children’s emotional vocabulary and problem-solving strategies would be affected by learning words and phrases from songs about feelings and communication for six weeks. Data was collected through comparing words known to describe emotions on faces of an emotion chart, phrases known to communicate feelings, and records of children’s behaviors and conflict resolution strategies both pre and post-intervention. The results showed an increase in both the amount of words and variety of words known, and an increase in independently attempting to problem solve, while non-verbal reactions to problems. such as crying and hitting, decreased. Songs were found to be an effective tool to use to teach children in early childhood about emotional literacy. Because songs are shown to be an effective way to communicate important messages, teachers could consider using them to teach about other sensitive information, such as about privacy and strangers.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2019

Article

Bags of Fun with Number Songs

Publication: Montessori International, vol. 67

Pages: 22–24

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Language: English

ISSN: 1470-8647

Article

A Couple of Songs

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 13, no. 1

Pages: insert

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Language: English

Article

Ann's Songs

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 23, no. 2

Pages: insert

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Language: English

Article

[Bibliography for songs and games]

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 29, no. 3

Pages: insert

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Language: English

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Activities for Building Community and Cooperation, Ideas for Filling Spare Moments, Just Plain Silliness, Fun Songs

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 29, no. 3

Pages: insert

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Language: English

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I Hear American Singing – Folk Songs for American Families

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter, vol. 27, no. 3

Pages: 7

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Abstract/Notes: Review

Language: English

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Bringing Montesori Home: Singing the Songs of Conscious Parenting

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 12, no. 4

Pages: 17–19

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Abstract/Notes: Reviews of children's music CDs

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Integrating Songs and Activities to Make Peace in the Classroom

Publication: Montessori Leadership

Pages: 22–23

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Language: English

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