Stepping Stones Together Reading Research

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The following points are all research supported statements that I hope will provide you with fodder as you discuss this program with others. They are also to remind you of the irreplaceable and positive influence you play in helping your child with early reading skills.Parental involvement is the key indicator of a child’s academic success.

Parents are a child’s first teacher.

The quality of parent/child reading time together is linked with beginning reading success.

Learning to read at home is associated with a more positive attitude, improved self-concept, and positive relationship with parents, teachers, and school.

A child’s literacy scores are positively correlated to parent involvement.

Regular reading routines such as shared reading are correlated to higher reading comprehension and achievement in Kindergarten through third grade.

Children will make significant gains in reading scores if parents work on literacy skills at home.

Effective readers monitor their comprehension.
Writing skills are highly correlated with reading achievement.

Parent involvement in reading leads to greater reading motivation and academic achievement.

The amount a child reads is a strong predictor of their academic success.

The breadth of reading is correlated with reading achievement even with moderate intelligence variance.

An elementary age child engaging in at least 1 hour of outside reading a day has higher reading achievement and comprehension skills.

Readers are more active in community activities.

Motivation to read is highly correlated with achievement and perseverance in other school related areas.

Parents sharing that reading is enjoyable and worthwhile is associated with a child’s intrinsic positive motivation to read.

Reading comprehension develops as a child connects with a story.

Parent beliefs and personal reading habits are directly tied to a child’s motivation to read.

Reading strategies are triggered by reading motivation.

A parent’s interaction with their child in reading activities is directly tied to a child’s motivation and continued reading success.

Home reading activities are highly correlated with a child’s attitudes towards reading, classroom attentiveness and reading achievement.

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