The Influence of Home Literacy Activities on Children’s Reading Performance

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Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)




Children with literacy rich home environments that include being read to, having access to reading material, visit libraries, and engage in literature conversations, experience literacy developmental success (Weigel, Martin, & Bennett, 2010). This quantitative study investigates the relationship of home literature activities and reading performance of second grade students. A sample of 12 second-grade students participates in this research which analyzes the sample population’s standardized test scores with parent completed surveys. The data analysis includes parent surveys and standardized assessment scores from Northwest Education Association’s (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test and the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessments, System 1 (F&P). The data from parent surveys and the standardized scores predominantly indicates when children begin to read independently at younger ages, during the early years, they perform as more successful readers in second-grade.


Affiliation: AOS 93 – Jefferson Village School