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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Information Media - Library Media: M.S.


Information Media


School of Education

First Advisor

Yun Claire Park

Second Advisor

Jennifer Hill

Third Advisor

Fatemeh Zarghami

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

"Education", "Elementary School", "Literacy", "Home Environment", "Parental Factors".


This secondary research paper examines the relationship between the home environment and student literacy outcomes from kindergarten to second grade. Various factors were found to influence student ability, including type and frequency of home activities, age of child, socioeconomic status, and parental education/occupation.



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