Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1992

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Randy Wallace

Second Committee Member

Osman Alawiye

Third Committee Member

David N. Shorr


The benefits of reading aloud to children are studied. Observations indicate that the more young children are read to, the more they are motivated to become readers themselves. When young children are participating in the dialogue of a story that is being read aloud, their interest in that story increases dramatically. Using a variety of children's literature is an excellent supplement to the first grade curriculum and language activity lessons. Recommendations from the conclusions are presented.