Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading--Parent participation; Home and school; Family literacy programs;
Families can offer children many opportunities to read and write in their home. By being role models, parents demonstrate to their children the genuine functions of language. Letting children know that reading and writing are meaningful activities and are used for practical and enjoyable reasons fosters literacy.
A home/school literacy project was developed in a fifth grade class to encourage the home/school connection and to provide more parental support for the school program. Students wrote a monthly newsletter to their parents, read and journaled nightly with their parents, and invited parents to share their job experience, favorite book, vacation or recipe with the class.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1999 Patricia A. Greguras
Greguras, Patricia A., "Parents and schools : making the literacy connection" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 769.