TITLE

Relationships Between Active Parent Involvement in a Home-Reading Program Designed to Support Children's Learning at Home and Student Reading Levels

AUTHOR(S)
Chohan, Sukhdeep Kaur
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Early Childhood Education;2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study involved the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive home-reading program as a practical means to communicate reading strategies to parents and actively engage them in their children's reading at home. The author played the dual role of teacher-researcher, and worked with parents and students from a Grade 1 classroom during a one-year time frame. The objective of the study was to explore the relationship between parental support at home in a home-reading program and children's reading levels. Employing both qualitative and quantitative methods, the author initiated the study with an interactive literacy night presentation, provided guidance to parents through monthly classroom newsletters, systematically collected feedback from parents throughout the year and assessed children's reading at the end of each term. It was anticipated that parents would feel informed by the reading strategies being taught in the classroom and in turn be empowered to take an active role in assisting their children with their reading at home. Data interpretation indicated that parents welcomed guidance from teachers in supporting their children with reading at home and that student reading levels were positively influenced through their active involvement. Results support the importance of parent involvement at home in children's early reading.
ACCESSION #
86057960

 

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