ERIC Number: EJ1203877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Parenting Practices Focusing on Literacy: A Study of Cultural Capital of Kindergarten and First-Grade Students from Low-Income Families
Bojczyk, Kathryn E.; Haverback, Heather Rogers; Pae, Hye K.; Hairston, Marcy; Haring, Christa D.
Early Child Development and Care, v189 n3 p500-512 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between parents' home literacy practices and the literacy skills of young children at risk for reading difficulties. Participants included 198 kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents. Children were enrolled in two Title I schools in an urban setting. Parents completed the Stonybrook Family Reading Survey, and children completed the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, 4th edition, Expressive Vocabulary Test, 2nd edition, and Woodcock Reading Mastery Test. Results revealed that children with greater social capital in the form of more frequent home literacy activities demonstrated higher expressive and receptive vocabulary skills. These findings have implications for researchers, educators, and parents including the suggestion that school-based interventions should assess home literacy environment at the baseline to inform the design of instructional activities and to inform teachers on ways to enhance the home-school connection.
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Emergent Literacy, Cultural Capital, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Young Children, Family Environment, Socioeconomic Status, At Risk Students, Reading Skills, Urban Schools, Vocabulary Development, Achievement Gap, Learning Activities, Common Core State Standards, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Aloud to Others, Family School Relationship, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Woodcock Reading Mastery Test; Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test; Learning Style Inventory