Date of Award

11-29-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

Abstract

The literacy achievement of students was found to be closely related to the involvement of their parents in the classroom and the continuation of literacy activities in the home (Clark, 2007). This thesis describes the process of gathering and analyzing data to answer specific research questions regarding the reactions of parents and students to home literacy activities. This study examined the impact of providing parents with tools and knowledge to make an impact on their children's literacy education. The purpose of this study was to examine parents' responses to support their child' s literacy education by using literacy kits. Parents were to complete literacy kits with their child at home and then were given the opportunity to respond on the effectiveness of the experience. Students also had the opportunity to share their reactions to these activities. This project was designed to give parents a chance to respond to efforts of furthering their involvement in home literacy activities.

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