Family literacy intervention program
The research question addressed in this project was, in what ways can a family literacy instruction program, based on the research model of Literacy Collaborative, impact parents' ability to help their 4th and 5th grade child with classroom literacy tasks? This six-week, evening, family literacy program instructs seven parents and their children on the following topics: choosing a just right book reading is thinking interactive read alouds thinking within, beyond, and about text setting up a productive homework environment and test taking strategies. Responsive Classroom activities are used at the beginning of each session. School social worker replicates Gortmaker, Daly III, McCurdy, Persampieri, and Hergenrader's (2007) brief experimental analysis method to develop parent-tutoring interventions. Findings conclude that parents have improved understanding of basic literacy concepts and are better prepared to assist their children with school-based literacy tasks.
Frederick, Jeanne Marie, "Family literacy intervention program" (2008). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2034.