Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1998

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Steven A. Schmitz

Second Committee Member

Dale E. Otto

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


A family literacy program to assist Hispanic parents and children in improving English reading and language acquisition skills was developed. Limited English speaking families in Quincy, Washington were served by a variety of lessons, developed in response to need. The results showed a desire by families to continue with the project, as well as an higher achievement in score on the reading and language sub-tests of the Metropolitan Achievement Test by students having a seventy percent program attendance rate in comparison with limited English speaking students of non-participating families. Program modifications for the following school year were discussed.