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Home and school; Reading (Primary)--Parent participation;


This is a Family Literacy Program set up for second grade students and their families. The project includes thirty-six books and activities for the students to take home every Friday of the school year. The activities include both the student and the adults in the home. The picture books are both narrative and expository and written in a variety of genres. The book reviews are included for each book to show their quality. The adults are given support from the school through newsletters, a web page, family nights, and an initial home visit. The adults are encouraged to become part of the classroom by sharing a book with the class or by volunteering to listen to students read.

The goal of the program is to get families reading and spending time together. This family time will help the child increase his or her learning.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Deborah L. Tidwell


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