ERIC Number: ED350591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
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Involving Parents in Whole Language Kindergarten Reading Program.
Floyd, Sandra N.
A practicum developed a whole language kindergarten at-home reading program. The target group was 27 sets of parents of children in a kindergarten classroom who volunteered to participate. The objectives were to increase the parents' knowledge of whole language techniques; increase their level of comfort in using whole language techniques at home with their children; and increase the parents' ability to judge critically the quality of children's literature books for instructional use. During a 12-week program, parents in the target group were instructed in whole language techniques and given a parent booklet on whole language written by the practicum researcher. Following an orientation session, the parents and their children read quality children's literature books at home together and then used whole language techniques to extend the reading activities. Critical thinking skills were required of the parents as they filled out weekly questionnaires on each of the books used in the program. The success of the project was documented through the evaluation data gathered, including the weekly returns of Parent Response Forms representing an 85% response rate. (A 27-item bibliography is attached. Appendixes include parent surveys, survey data, a parent whole language handbook, a book list, a whole language direction sheet, and a parent response form.) (SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.