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MS in Literacy Education



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Gloria E. Jacobs


This study was completed to determine the relationship of children's literacy success and the parental involvement and support they receive in their primary discourse. The research was conducted through questionnaires, observations, and the documentation of time spent reading and doing homework each night for a period of two weeks. The data shows that the more involved a parent is in their child's academics, the more successful the child will be. Children will be more prepared for school and transition smoothly through the home and school discourse. Through the review of the literature and the findings in the study, four themes emerged: consistency, the amount of time-spent reading per day, outside activities, and the dedication of parents and children.

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