Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Andrea Bowman

Second Committee Member

Carol L. Butterfield

Third Committee Member

Nancy E. Jurenka


This project is based on the assumption that reading aloud at home has many educational benefits. Children can be introduced to books in a pleasant manner, which they will later associate with the continued experience of reading. If children enjoy reading, they will read more. If they read more, they will increase their reading skill. Reading aloud to children helps them become aware of how language works, new words are introduced, and the nature of storybook language is being encountered. Reading aloud at home with their parents can be the key to the child's later success in reading and learning in general. In order to accomplish this successfully, parents need information about how they can help with the reading process at home. Included is a Read Aloud Program for Emergent Readers.