This study examines the relationship between home literacy environments, children's reading interest, and children's reading abilities. Thirty-three first and second grade students and their parents from the University of Northern Iowa's Price Laboratory School completed surveys to assess home literacy environments and children's reading interest. The Rigby PM Benchmark assessment was used to measure children's reading ability. The study showed a significant positive correlation between children's reading interest and reading ability (p < 0.05). The study also showed a positive correlation between home literacy environment and children's reading ability (p < 0.10). Parents, teachers, and schools may use these results to further promote literacy activities in the home and school, which would contribute to enhancing children's reading abilities and experiences.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
©2002 by the University of Northern Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Sievers, Kris A.
"Home Literacy, Reading Interest, and Their Relationship to Children's Reading Ability,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 30.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/30