MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - When primary students struggle
with reading, there's a lot more at stake than test scores. According
to a recent study entitled "Double Jeopardy -How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence
High School Graduation," there is a direct and very profound correlation between reading levels
at grade three and high school graduation rates. More specifically, one in six children who are not reading proficiently in the third grade
fail to graduate from high school on time - four times the rate for
children with proficient third-grade reading skills.
As the author notes, "Third grade is an important pivot point in a
child's education, the time when students shift from learning to read
and beginning reading to learn. Interventions for struggling readers after third grade are seldom as
effective as those in the early years."
The Connection Between Hearing and Learning
Better reading starts with better hearing, and that's why FrontRow - an
international classroom sound amplification company - creates wireless
systems to project a teacher's voice throughout the room. All students,
no matter where they're seated, are able to properly hear and
understand the lesson.
(To see how FrontRow impacts learning in the classroom, view this video:
In the primary grades especially, having clarity of instruction is
extremely important. According to Carol Flexer, renowned audiologist,
"Most of the information children acquire in school is communicated
through speaking and listening. Being able to hear verbal communication
in elementary classrooms is a fundamental factor accounting for
learning the phonology of speech, which underlies learning to read."
Because they can hear that much better, students using classroom sound
amplification have an easier time mastering phonological skills, such
as identifying sounds in words, blending sounds to put words together,
recognizing words that rhyme, and more - all which are fundamental to
Video with caption: "FrontRow impacts learning in the classroom". Video available at: http://youtu.be/edNhjPrEC0A
For further information:
For more information on FrontRow classroom sound systems and their impact on literacy and learning, please visit www.gofrontrow.com or call 1-800-340-9894.
FrontRow Marketing Manager
1-800-340-9894, ext. 5333
For more information on FrontRow classroom sound amplification systems and their impact on literacy and learning, please visit www.gofrontrow.com or call 1-800-340-9894.