Home Literacy Environments and Literacy Achievement
Among English Language Learners From Low Socio-Economic Status Families
A Thesis submitted to Southern Utah University
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
The home-literacy environment (HLE) plays a vital role in language and literacy
development for all children before they enter kindergarten and throughout the rest of their
school years. Studies have shown that when children...
One of the co-authors of Treasures is Dr. Jana Echevarria, a professor of educational psychology
who specializes in bilingual education and is an expert in teaching ELLs. Echevarria (2005)
stated, “In order to tailor instruction appropriately,...
The purpose of this research project was to investigate whether the connection between
literacy achievement among English language learners (ELLs) from low socio-economic status
(SES) families and their home-literacy...
English language proficiency and literacy skills, and were based on a 5-point scale: pre-emergent
= 1, emergent = 2, intermediate = 3, advanced = 4, and fluent = 5.
Student Participant Selection Based on CRT and UALPA Scores
are working. The children speak Spanish to their parents, and both English and Spanish to each
other. While the interview is conducted in Spanish with the mom, she mentioned that she is
learning English from her children and likes to practice...
Figure 1. Language in the Home: Students
Figure 2. Language in the Home: Parents
five minutes a day = 2, 15 minutes a day = 3, 30 minutes a day = 4, and more than 45 minutes a
day = 5. The results showed that high and low ELLs spend almost the...
home. Both high and low ELLs received homework help from family members on a regular
basis, which included parents, cousins, aunts, and grandparents. These averages were based on a
5-point scale: never = 1, rarely = 2, sometimes = 3, most of the...
Quantitative Data: Language and Literacy in the School
All of the high ELLs preferred to speak only English with their peers at school. More
than half of low ELLs preferred to speak both English and Spanish (see Table 6). The majority of
column 2, the averages of parents visiting the public library was measured on a 4-point scale:
never = 1, once per year = 2, once per month = 3, once per week = 4. Parents of high ELLs go to
the family center more often and are 69% more likely...
ELL parents. Table 9 presents averages of ELL parents’ attitudes toward literacy. Both columns
1 and 2 were measured on a 4-point scale: do not like it at all = 1, it is okay = 2, I like it = 3, and
I love it = 4. In general, both sets of...
U.S. Department of Education. (2010b). Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local
Educational Agencies: Title 1, Part A. Washington, DC: Retrieved October 15, 2010,
Van Steensel, R. (2006)....
Parent and Student Surveys in English and Spanish
Purpose: Ms. Berglund would like to improve her teaching practices by connecting and relating to literacy experiences in the home and
community. Please fill out this...
Encuesta para los Padres
Propósito: Sra. Berglund quisiera mejorar sus prácticas pedagógicas por conexionar y por vincular las experiencias de lectura en la casa y en la
comunidad con las de la escuela. Favor de completar esta encuesta para...
Purpose: Ms. Berglund would like to learn more about your reading and writing experiences at home and in the community so I can help you
more in the classroom.
*Directions: Please read each of the 35 questions carefully then...
Encuesta para estudiantes
Propósito: Sra. Berglund quisiera saber más sobre sus experiencias de lectura y escritura en casa y en la comunidad.
*Instrucciones: Favor de leer todas las 35 preguntas con cuidado, luego circula la pregunta que...