Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1979

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Helen E. Rogers

Second Committee Member

Azella Taylor

Third Committee Member

Calvin Greatsinger


From this writer's classroom experience, children's reading achievement improves when there is cooperation between teachers and parents. This author felt that a handbook should be developed to help guide them in improving their children's reading. The purpose of this project is to create a handbook which develops comprehension and vocabulary skills. Increased parental involvement in home reading with children will help the children to read better to enjoy it. Parents have powerful influence on their children in developing reading interests. This paper deals with parental participation in improving children's reading from age pre-kindergarten to twelve. The handbook deals with the same topic but only for ages nine to twelve.