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The teaching of reading begins before formal schooling. It begins before age five and before nine o'clock in the morning (Clark 1976). It starts with the first story that is read to the child and builds from there. A problem occurs when parents do not see the role of reading to their children as vital, and thus do not read to them frequently. Teachers should not only read to their students, but also convince parents that "they stand at the center of their children's educational world" (Smith 1990). Reading to children is an important aspect of reading development and success. There is a strong indication that there is a need for teachers to interact with their students' parents to enhance language development. The problem, then, is what program can teachers establish to provide the necessary incentive to parents so they will read frequently to their children?

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Ned Ratekin


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