Early Parental Involvement in Reading Research Paper by MrsBP

Early Parental Involvement in Reading
A study to examine the effects of early parental participation in reading on eighth grade students' reading achievement.
# 118746 | 7,115 words | 17 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 21, 2010 in Education (Development Studies) , Education (Reading) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper addresses whether or not early parental involvement in reading affects students' reading comprehension, attitude toward reading, and quantity of reading as an adolescent. The paper provides a literature review of reading achievement and what motivates kids to read and also investigates the importance of reading to children, which is followed by an analysis of the research on early literacy and its connection with reading skills and abilities. The final part of the paper discusses study design and implementation as well as data collection and analysis.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Statement of the Problem
Research Question
Null Hypothesis
Research Hypothesis
Chapter 2: Review of the Related Literature
The Importance of Reading to Children
Reading Achievement and Motivation
Parental Involvement and Values
Early Literacy and Later Reading Achievement
Chapter 3: Procedures
Research Design
Sample Description
Data Analysis
Discussion of Results
Summary and Future Implications
Appendix A
Appendix B

From the Paper:

"Parent-child interaction of story-book reading can help prepare children for the language demands of the classroom (Morgan & Goldstein, 2004). Likewise, the more children read, the more they will learn literacy and specific skills they are expected to be familiar with by the time they enter school (Levy, Gong, Hessels, Evans, & Jared, 2006). Parental guidance allows for language opportunities and development in children. According to Landry et al. (2002), "Richer verbal guidance appears to result in children developing a more advanced understanding of how to order words to make meaning, form concepts, and obtain a greater understanding of the rules of language" (p. 35). Reading aloud with children provides a foundation for language development, but it also presents a positive influence for children, develops listening skills, generates confidence, and promotes creativity in children."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Buchwald, Emilie (n.d.). American Literacy Council. Famous quotations and one-liners related to literacy. URL http://americanliteracy.com/ALC2/famous-quotes.htm.
  • Baker, L., & Scher, D. (2002). Beginning readers' motivation for reading in relation to parental beliefs and home reading experiences. Reading psychology, 23, 239-269.
  • Blake, J., Macdonald, S., Bayrami, L., Agosta, V., & Milian, A. (2006). Book reading styles in dual-parent and single-mother families. British journal of educational psychology, 76, 501-515.
  • Cooter, K. (2006). When mama can't read: Counteracting intergenerational illiteracy. The Reading Teacher, 59, 698-702.
  • Fewell, R.R., Deutscher, B. (2004). Contributions of early language and maternal facilitation variables to later language reading abilities. Journal of early intervention, 26, 132-146. Retrieved June 14, 2007 from the ProQuest database.

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