Graduate Research Papers
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The purpose of this project was to develop a series of classes for young parents that will help them understand their children's emerging literacy and their role in nurturing their children's language abilities. The participants in this project were students from an alternative high school's child development class. The three class sessions presented to the students established that literacy emerges early in children's lives, confirmed that parents can have a positive effect on their children's literacy, and encouraged these students to offer literacy activities to their children. During each session, a picture book was presented to model strategies to use with young children to nurture their emerging literacy. Other works and related expressive activities were also discussed. The students received copies of the books to practice the new strategies and activities with their children. They kept journal reports on their shared home literacy activities. By the end of the sessions, the students became more aware of their effect on their children's emerging literacy.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1996 Marcia A. Miller
Miller, Marcia A., "Influence of parents on their children's emerging literacy" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 2943.
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