The effect of early literacy exposure in the home on reading development of kindergarteners

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Title

The effect of early literacy exposure in the home on reading development of kindergarteners

Description

MS Ed: Teaching Literacy

Abstract

Children have a variety of experiences with literacy before they even enter the classroom on their first day of school. Many children are exposed to literacy-rich environments and an assortment of print from an early age. This exposure can help them to develop early literacy skills and allow then to enter the classroom at a higher beginning reading level. The purpose of this study was to investigate the amount of literacy that children were exposed to before entering kindergarten and compare this exposure to their initial reading levels when starting kindergarten.
This study examined the quantity of literacy that eight different students from a regular education kindergarten classroom were exposed to at home before entering school. The parents of these students answered a ten question survey regarding specific examples of literacy experiences that their child may have been exposed to. Parents' survey results were then compared to their children's individual reading level when entering kindergarten. A positive correlation was found between early literacy exposure in the home and beginning reading levels. The student who had the highest level of literacy exposure has the highest reading levels when entering kindergarten.
This study looks to reinforce the idea that the amount of early literacy exposure introduced to children who are now in kindergarten positively affect their overall reading development.

Creator

Mohr, Kelly Lynn

Date Accepted

2012

Contributor

Preskill, Stephen
Gazzard, Ann
Gonzalez, Katia

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this work. It is provided by Wagner College for scholarly or research purposes only. Commercial use or distribution is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.

Is Part Of

Wagner College Electronic Thesis Collection

Format

application/pdf

Extent

56 pages

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

Ed_2012_Mohr_Effect

Citation

Mohr, Kelly Lynn, “The effect of early literacy exposure in the home on reading development of kindergarteners,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed June 15, 2021, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/15567.