Mentor: Holly Storkel
Rhyming, Storybooks, and Chinese Vocabulary Learning - The current study looks at the effect of rhyming storybooks on Chinese vocabulary acquisition. An experimental
group of children will be read a storybook that introduces the Chinese names of animals in a rhyming format, while the control group will be read the same storybook in a format that does not rhyme. For each child, the book will be read three times across three different sessions. The participants will be pre- and post-tested on recognition and recall of the Chinese vocabulary before and after each session. Researchers predict that the experimental group of children will better learn the Chinese vocabulary because the rhyming format will stress the phonological aspects of the words they are learning.