Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Winter 2001

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gail Goss

Second Committee Member

Virginia (Ginni) Erion

Third Committee Member

Andrea C. Sledge


A handbook, supported by research on parent involvement and reading was developed to help promote literacy in beginning readers. The handbook incorporates both parents and students as they are encouraged to participate in pre-assigned activities together. Each activity involves a different type of strategy designed to help their child become a successful reader.