ERIC Number: ED381754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Implementing a Plan Involving Parents To Improve the Reading Interests of Middle School Students.
A program was designed to improve the reading interests of students in a rural middle school. An analysis of the problem indicated that the students were not reading many library books. One of the probable causes for the lack of interest was related to the small amount of recreational reading done by students. A search of the literature revealed that involving parents in a reading program with their children was one of the best ways to improve reading achievement. Intervention included recruiting parents to enroll their children in a Reading Club. Parents who enrolled their children in the Reading Club agreed to read aloud to their children on a daily basis and to turn in simple reading logs to the teachers each month. As a reward for their parents' read aloud efforts, the children received a free book of their choice each month. The objectives were to improve the students' reading interests. Data used to evaluate the practicum intervention indicated that the reading interests improved. In addition, parents increased their involvement in the education of their children. (Contains 43 references and 10 tables of data. Appendixes present a reading log, enrollment form, and forms for teachers' notes and parents' participation.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Motivation
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.