If you are interested in checking out more of my data, click on the link below to read through my complete research, Music and Movement: Effect on Kindergarten Sight Word Recognition for Struggling Readers Kathy Hoyt, 2014.” You can also read more research that supports Heidi Songs specifically by clicking here to visit the Research page on Heidi’s website.Then scroll down to the section that says “Research Specific to Heidi Songs, where you will find several other studies done and their results.Sing and Spell the Sight Words DVD’s from Heidi Songs have a unique melody and catchy lyrics for each of 160 different high frequency words.
As you can see by the graph, the experimental group outperformed the control group by about 20% on sight word recognition.
Baladad, July 2007 The Impact of Music and Movement on Kindergarten Sight Word Achievement Laura K.
Brown 2013 Using Multisensory Methods in Reading and Literacy Instruction Sara Ureno 2012 Here is a little more information on what the class did with the Sight Word Poems that were mentioned above, in addition to the Journeys Language Arts program: The sight word poems that we use are from the book-Sight Word Poetry Pages: 100 Fill-in-the-Blank Practice Pages That Help Kids Really Learn the Top High-Frequency Words by Rozanne Williams. We pick a poem that has one or both of the words of the week.
A HUGE thank you to Heidi Butkus for asking me to be a guest blogger and most of all for sharing her creativity with us all!
Other Research that Supports Heidi Songs Here are some more research studies done specifically on the effectiveness on Heidi Songs products.