Date of Award


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)




The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of children looking at books in the reading area of the classroom and to see if there was a relationship with parent reports of the home literacy environment. Data was collected in a Career Technical School’s laboratory preschool classroom using a checklist for child book engagement. Also used was data from a survey, completed by parents, on the home literacy environment. Specifically of interest was children’s exposure to books as well as their interest in books while at home. The study found that the number of books at home did not have an impact on children choosing to look at books at school. Also, children who showed a low interest in books at school had parents who reported their child had a high interest in books at home.


Affiliation: BRCOT/Biddeford



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