Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Just as the African proverb states that it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to help some children read. The significance of the home environment on literacy development has long been recognized (Danielson, 1997; Cairney & Munsie, 1995). Even pa~ents are aware that their interest in their child's literacy learning is important (Hayden, 1995/1996). Learning to read is an educational objective that is valued highly by both parents and teachers (Berger, 1998) and the sharing of knowledge and information about learning to read empowers teacher, parents, and most importantly, children (Holland, 1991 ). Successful early intervention programs support and foster the home-school connection. Reading Recovery is a short-term, early intervention program designed for first-grade students who are struggling with reading (National Diffusion Network, 1999). Students work one-on-one with a teacher who is specially trained in Reading Recovery. The goal of the program is to help children develop effective strategies for reading and writing, while reaching average levels of classroom performance (Ohio State University, 1998).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Reading Education
Rick C. Traw
Donna H. Schumacher Douglas
©1999 Amy Colette Williams Sorenson
Williams Sorenson, Amy Colette, "Educating Parents on the Reading Recovery Program" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1581.