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Austin Martin: Improving Literacy and Word Acquisition through Hip Hop and Music Lyrics

Austin Martin: Improving Literacy and Word Acquisition through Hip Hop and Music Lyrics
Austin: Did you know that by the age of three, children of professionals have vocabularies two times larger than those of children from welfare families? (Hart & Risley) This creates a persistent word gap, which leads to an achievement gap, and is felt deeply by young people from lower wealth and minority cultural backgrounds. Rhymes with Reason is an e-learning app that enables essential vocabulary word acquisition via popular song lyrics.