Open Access Graduate Research Paper
This project examines the need for specialized literacy volunteers, describes the uses of these volunteers in the elementary school classroom and provides a handbook that could be used to train literacy volunteers to work with students and staff. Surveys were sent to teachers in three elementary school buildings in northeast Iowa to gather input on perceived needs of students in the areas of reading and writing, opinions on specialized training for literacy volunteers and needs and uses of literacy volunteers in the classroom.
After gathering and evaluating data from teacher surveys and consulting current research in the field of reading education, a volunteer handbook with accompanying transparencies was created for use in the training of literacy volunteers.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Charline J. Barnes
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©2002 Laura Meyers
Meyers, Laura, "Literacy volunteers in elementary classrooms : why do we need them and how do we train them?" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1198.