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Reading--Parent participation; Home and school;


All homes have opportunities to influence young children's emerging literacy. Parents or other caregivers and teachers can work together to help children develop literacy abilities. Sharing this responsibility between the home.and school demonstrates to children the importance of learning. Establishing connections from home to school and from school to home will help children make sense of the world in which they live. The school can provide families with ideas to support literacy development in the home.

A project to support children's emerging literacy at home is provided through the use of literacy theme bags. This project is designed for first grade students but could be adapted for younger and older students. The project emphasizes to families the importance of establishing a partnership between school and home for the benefit of their child's literacy learning. Newsletters sharing tips for reading, writing, and listening to children read provide parents or other caregivers with information on how they can help in their child's literacy development.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jeanne McLain Harms


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