This strategy of using songs to increase the learning of various topics is something to be considered in the classroom. This author discusses how the students had a hard time remembering area and perimeter and they found and used a song that not only help the students remember but inspired them to extend this strategy to other concepts and topics.
The Speakaboos app, available on Apple and Android, combines the art of stories and songs together to give the children a more enjoyable learning experience. This continues to solidify that there is something to the inclusion of songs to help the students increase in reading and listening comprehension.
An article that does a very good job of introducing the thought of using music and songs to increase the students' ability to read in Second Grade, more specifically those students who possess a reading disability. This is definitely a strategy to be considered for this reason as there should be a plethora of options in your teaching tool kit to ensure that all students in your class are given ample opportunities to be successful.
To connect with the previous resource, this website introduces the idea of using music to increase the reading fluency of your students. Initially, students learn how to call out words, but we know that calling out words and reading are two very different things. When students are reading fluently, they are able to phrase sentences, inflict, and comprehend what they have read. This will help them to be successful academically and beyond.
This website discusses how using popular songs along with content concepts such as compare and contrast, you can encourage your students to be more excited about reading and writing. One song included, Let It Go, is quite addictive, especially to young students. Using something that students are already interested in and incorporating tasks relevant to your subject matter will present a huge benefit to all involved.