Effects of Parental Participation in Students' Reading Research Paper by MrsBP

Effects of Parental Participation in Students' Reading
A study examining how a student's reading skills are affected by his parents' early participation in his reading development.
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This study examines the effects of early parental participation in reading on eighth grade students' reading achievement. The paper addresses whether or not early parental involvement in reading affects students' reading comprehension, attitude toward reading, and quantity of reading as an adolescent. Total enrollment of the school involved is over 400, 44 % of which come from a low socioeconomic status, qualifying for governmental subsidized lunches. The author also discusses if socioeconomic status affect reading comprehension and concludes from this study that early parental participation in reading does have a positive effect on reading motivation of the students within the study.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Statement of the Problem
Research Question
Null Hypothesis
Research Hypothesis
Chapter 2 - Review of 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
Chapter 4 - Results
Discussion of Results
Chapter 5 - Conclusion
Summary and Future Implications
Appendix A
Appendix B

From the Paper:

"Much of the related research supported early parental participation in literacy skills such as oral language, and its effect on later literacy skills such as reading and speaking. Other material examined factors which motivate kids to read and do well. Few studies recognized the specific connection between how reading to children at a young age influences their reading skills later in their academic careers. The first section begins with an examination of reading achievement and what motivates kids to read. The second section 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 portion of this chapter will be a summary review of literature."

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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