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ERIC Number: ED526878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Providing Support to Families with Specific Regard to the Removal of Barriers that Exist for Families Trying to Provide Academic Support at Home
Martin, Christine
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The purpose of this study was to provide resources for families such that they would be well equipped to provide academic support at home; hence examining the impact of providing said resources and the subsequent impact on a first grade child's reading development. In this study, the researcher took a group of twenty students and divided them into two groups. One group was given a weekly literacy backpack with related activities that were clearly defined and required a minimal time commitment. The second group was given a reading log to record books that were read each night, with no directives, scaffolded support, or additional resources offered. The researcher showed that when families receive guidance, directives, related necessary materials, and support, they are subsequently better equipped to assist their child academically at home; the impact is subsequently seen in each child's respective literacy development. Appended are: (1) Figure 1: Research Matrix; (2) Benchmark Assessments; (3) Homework & Reading; (4) Conferring Checklist; (5) Parent Pre-Survey; (6) Parent Post-Survey; and (7) Parent Survey. (Contains 14 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A