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Reading Program Gets Results

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There's no doubt that music can make memorizing stuff a lot easier – that's why young children learn to sing their ABC's. But the Chicago-based organization Reading in Motion takes that theory a step beyond simple memorization. It uses music and drama to teach young kids to read.

A new study that followed a group of students at four low-income Chicago elementary schools from kindergarten through third grade indicates Reading in Motion is having some success.

Two of the schools participated in the program while the two other “demographically similar” schools served as the control group according to the program's executive director, Karl Androes.

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