Date of Award
Thesis - NSU Access Only
Master of Science
Center for the Advancement of Education
Reading Vocabulary for Primary Education, Parent Involvement, Chapter I Self-Contained Classes, Parent Tutoring Program, Reading Activities for Primary Education, Vocabulary Development, School-Home Communication, Basal Reading Reinforcement.
Many Chapter I first grade students, at the practicum site, were not meeting pupil progression standards in reading and had already been retained in kindergarten or first grade. As a result, they would be administratively placed in second grade while still below the beginning second grade reading level. This statement was confirmed by the scores on a reading assessment test. In order to enhance the mastery of these required reading skills, a tutorial program was designed to train parents in methods which helped the children to improve their basic reading skills. The results of this practicum showed that the students who were assisted by their parents improved their reading skills sufficiently to meet pupil progression standards.