College of Education

Date of Award

Fall 12-1986

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)



First Advisor

Terry J. Anderson


This project is concerned with the importance of parental involvement in children learning to read. Research shows children who view reading as an important and valuable process develop a more positive attitude toward learning to read. Children involved in reading activities at home learn to read earlier and have improved comprehension over children who have no experiences reading in the home. Parent involvement can take place in the home or at school as classroom volunteers. This project contains a volunteer handbook for parents and teachers. Included are characteristics of a volunteer, tips for teachers, suggested activities for the classroom and suggested activities for parents to use at home.



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