Spring 4-2-2016



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Marcia Rockwood

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Keith Encalada

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Elizabeth Mortinson


The research question addressed is, How can fostering parent/teacher communication impact literacy development in the primary grades? This capstone provides research proving the importance of communication between educators and families to increase literacy success for children. To answer the research question a resource toolbox was created and included in the Appendix as a practical tool for teachers and parents to utilize. The resource toolbox includes two categories of tools; communication tools, and literacy tools. The focus in regards to teachers, was tools to enhance efficient, and effective communication with parents. The focus in regards to parents, was to provide reading tools to assist with literacy at home. Chapter Four contains the rationale, explanation, and an example for each resource included in the Appendix.

Research Methodology

Curriculum Development


Literacy, Parent Involvement, Reading, Teachers/ Teaching

Included in

Education Commons