Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Literature has stressed the importance of reading at home to guide achievement in reading (Paul, 1996, Nichols, 1991, Anderson, Wilson & Fielding, 1988, Henderson, 1988, and Hewison and Tizard, 1980). However the pace of society in the United States today has made it difficult for families to make time for reading at home. In addition some families do not know the importance of reading at home, or have not made reading a priority.
This project provides a suggested home reading program to foster literacy development in elementary-aged students. Four major components are addressed: a) identifying a continuum of literacy development, b) communication with parents regarding the literacy continuum and the importance of reading at home, c) how to select appropriate books for reading, and d) strategies to use with books that assist children in moving through the literacy continuum.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Linda F. Quinn
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©1997 Anita M. Ott
Ott, Anita M., "Backpacking to reading success : parents and teachers working together to promote literacy development" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 1313.