Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Home and school; Reading--Parent participation;
Family Literacy Nights were developed and held at a K-4 elementary building in a medium-sized town in eastern Iowa, demonstrating an example of part of a family literacy program. Family Literacy Nights involved parents and students from the two first grade classrooms at this elementary school. Parents completed surveys and participated in interviews to share their reactions and feelings towards family literacy programs.
The included literature review explores parental involvement and family literacy programs. It looks at the effects of parent involvement on student achievement. The difference between parent involvement programs and family literacy programs is explored. Family literacy programs that have been able to develop students' reading achievement and family/school partnerships are analyzed to find similar successful features. Sample cases of family literacy programs are explained and discussed.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2007 Crystal Betts
Betts, Crystal, "Family literacy nights : factors for success" (2007). Graduate Research Papers. 390.