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Reading--Parent participation; Home and school;


This project aims to bring quality literacy interactions into homes of young children. These literacy interactions are important because research has shown that quality literacy experiences during the early childhood years impact a child's emergent literacy learning. Because children are not yet in formal schooling, many of these interactions can take place in home so family involvement is critical. The project is threefold: (a) to increase the quantity and quality of literacy interactions in the home, (b) to help parents become more informed contributors of their children's emergent literacy development, and (c) to promote more family involvement and two-way communication with schools.

Three approaches to implementing this project will be taken. First, newsletters will be used to inform parents on developmentally appropriate literacy strategies, literacy skill development, and literacy activities. Secondly, literacy take-home bags will be used to promote more family involvement using appropriate literacy materials that are paired with instructional strategies and activities. Lastly, literacy nights will be held to promote family literacy education, build stronger home-school partnerships, and allow for more meaningful two-way communication to take place.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Rebecca Kay Edmiaston


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