ERIC Number: EJ1175882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Relationships between Home Literacy Practices and School Achievement: Implications for Consultation and Home-School Collaboration
Alston-Abel, Nicole Lynn; Berninger, Virginia W.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v28 n2 p164-189 2018
In a 5-year longitudinal study of typical literacy development (Grades 1-5 or 3-7), relationships were examined between (a) parental responses to questionnaires about home literacy activities and ratings of children's self-regulation at home, both completed annually by the same parent, and (b) children's reading and writing achievement assessed annually at the university. Higher reading and writing achievement correlated with engaging in more home literacy activities. Parental help or monitoring of home literacy activities was greater for low-achieving than for high-achieving readers or writers. Children engaged more minutes per week in reading than writing activities at home, but parents provided more help with writing and reported computers were used more for homework than for school literacy instruction. Parental ratings of self-regulation of attention remained stable, but executive functions--goal-setting, hyperactivity, and impulsivity--tended to improve. Results are translated into consultation tips for literacy learning and best professional practices.
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Questionnaires, Writing Achievement, Reading Achievement, Low Achievement, High Achievement, Home Study, Time on Task, Parent Participation, Writing Skills, Reading Skills, Self Management, Cohort Analysis, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Correlation, Learning Activities, Consultation Programs, Achievement Tests, Statistical Analysis, Parent Surveys, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
Grant or Contract Numbers: HDP50HD071764; HD25858