ERIC Number: ED382940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Teaching Parents Reading Strategies: Changing Parents Attitudes towards Reading at Home.
Granfield, Michelle L.; Smith, Christy L.
A study focused on involving parents in a reading workshop to teach parents strategies used in their child's classroom. Subjects consisted of 11 parents (who were already highly involved in their child's classroom) of first-grade children from an affluent elementary school in central Virginia who agreed to participate in the workshop. Parents completed two surveys before the one-hour workshop, and they completed the same surveys 3 weeks after the workshop. Results indicated that: (1) parent frustration levels in regard to helping children read decreased after attending the workshop; (2) the quantity of time parents spent reading with their children decreased after the workshop; (3) all parents used the workshop strategies either alone or in conjunction with other strategies; and (4) parents felt that their children's attitudes toward reading were better after parents attended the workshop. Findings support the use of the workshop as an effective tool for parental involvement. (Contains 11 references and four figures of data. Appendixes present both survey instruments and a packet of materials presented to parents at the workshop.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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