Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1995

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Joe Schomer

Second Committee Member

Timothy W. Young

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


Three workshops were designed to assist parents in improving their children's reading development. These workshops focused on the significance of parents participating in their children's reading. The importance of reading aloud and techniques on how to do so were discussed. Specific activities parents could use to promote their children's reading, and the detrimental effects of television on developing minds were also described. The workshops were designed for parents of fourth grade children.