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ERIC Number: ED465442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 10
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Teaching Reading in Homeschool.
Yambo, Idalia
This paper discusses the home-schooling trend and identifies reading instructional methods used by home-schooling parents. Interviews were conducted with 5 home-schooling families of children ranging in age from 1 to 14 years. Parents reported that they began reading instruction with their child at about age 5 and agreed that instruction in phonics or letter sounds was critical to learning to read. They also reported taking the cue from each child's readiness and interest in books. Children were gradually introduced to books by their parents. Parents reported that they planned to continue home-schooling until they found a school in which they wanted to place their child or until the child no longer wanted to participate. Some parents reported participating in reading incentive programs at the public library and restaurants catering to children. The paper asserts that home-schooling parents read to, with, and around children as often as possible and that this practice contributes to their success in teaching their children to read and to enjoy reading. (Contains 12 references.) (KB)
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Language: English
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