Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Home and school; Reading--Parent participation; Parent-teacher relationships; Parents' and teachers' associations;
Parents are the primary influence on young children's emergent literacy. They provide the first and most important models of involvement in the language processes for their children. Children who observe their parents reading and writing in the home environment come to believe that these activities are important.
The purpose of this paper is to explore ways that parents of first graders can be engaged as partners with the school to nurture their children's emerging literacy. First, a review of professional literature concerning what parents need to know about emerging literacy among young primary-age children and how teachers can assist parents in nurturing their children's language abilities will be presented. Then, an implementation of a parent-school partnership will be discussed, and the results of this partnership will be shown.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1994 Cheryl L. Adam
Adam, Cheryl L., "School-home partnership to promote literacy" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 257.