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Dr. Sharon Smoot

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of parentassisted reading on reading comprehension. The study involved the use of the paired-reading model. The teacher made a short video of herself and each child implementing the model. Parents were given the video and a short list of instructions along with a reading log. The study lasted for the first six weeks of the school year. The researcher analyzed data from the students’ selection tests that accompany the basal reader using an interrupted timeseries design. The scores showed considerable variation with marked improvement on test five of six weekly tests. Although consistent implementation by the parent seemed to be a problem, these results are promising.

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