The impact of leveled literacy kits on family engagement and school-to-home connections: stakeholders’ perceptions
Date of Award
Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education and Professional Development
Type of Degree
Dr. Kimberly McFall, Committee Chairperson
Dr. Edna Meisel, Committee Co-Chairperson
Dr. Barbara O’Byrne, Committee Member
Dr. Stephanie Burdette, Committee Member
Many caregivers do not have materials at home to read with their student that is on the student’s reading level. Educators do not always have the appropriate materials to send home to each student on their reading level. The goal for caregivers is to feel confident in having resources at home to help their students, educators, and caregivers to engage in literacy-focused family engagement and to have a school-home connection. However, based on multiple studies, many students read below grade level, and schools struggle with literacy-focused family engagement and making school-home connections. This study aimed to determine the impact of leveled literacy kits on family engagement and school-to-home connections from the stakeholders’ perceptions. To help with this determination, the study examined stakeholders' perceptions of their experience with the leveled literacy kits and the procedures for checking them in and out. The study also examined caregivers' perceptions after checking out a leveled literacy kit on engagement with the school and confidence in reading with their student. After data collection, the leveled literacy kits were found to be an effective resource tool for literacy-focused family engagement and making school-to-home connections.
Literacy – Education.
Atwood, Donna, "The impact of leveled literacy kits on family engagement and school-to-home connections: stakeholders’ perceptions" (2023). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1766.