Implementing a parent-component to the read-aloud curriculum in a fourth grade classroom
The purpose of this capstone was to answer the question, What are the effects of implementing a parent-component to the read-aloud curriculum in a fourth grade classroom? Throughout the study, parents attended a read-aloud training session which gave them an overview of the importance and benefits of reading aloud to children in the intermediate grades. Next, parents completed weekly at-home read-aloud activities which focused on thinking-aloud the following reading strategies: making connections, asking questions, and applying fix-up strategies. The results of the study demonstrated that implementing an at-home read-aloud curriculum can increase the time a parent spends reading aloud to their fourth-grader, as well as can improve the quality of read-aloud discussions between parent and child.
Stufft, Kelly R., "Implementing a parent-component to the read-aloud curriculum in a fourth grade classroom" (2009). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2172.