Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Nancy Jurenka

Second Committee Member

G. Goss

Third Committee Member

D. Woodcock


The purpose of this project was to create a home Literacy Guidebook to increase children's reading and writing skills. By encouraging parental support at home through the use of children's literature and relevant activities, the lessons are intended to make learning fun and meaningful for children and their parents. Research reviewed supported the significance of the parents' role in literacy development at home and at school. Parents who read to their children and practice related activities contribute to their children's success in school. The guidebook includes children's literature selections, book lists for future readings, step-by-step instructions to guide parents through interactive activities and picture books. The guidebook helps parents learn to discuss, question, and listen to their children during oral readings and extend literacy activities which allows children an opportunity to think, create, and make comparisons to real life and share their experiences with a parent or partner.


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