Date of Award

Spring 4-28-2010

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Cristian Solorza


The idea of gathering tools for parents of bilingual children to utilize at home to support their children's reading progress emerged from the combination of different factors. My placements during my studies at Bank Street College of Education provided me with the opportunity to learn reading strategies and utilize them with young children in the classroom.

As a parent of bilingual children, these strategies had been valuable in furthering my children's reading skills in both English and Spanish. While talking to other parents of bilingual children, I have learned about their frustrations of not knowing how to support their children's reading process at home. I realize that parents need support themselves so that they can develop and gather ideas on how to work with their children at home. I find that many parents do not have time to attend workshops at their children's school because their work schedule does not allow them.

The goal of this handbook is to provide parents with reading strategies they can utilize as tools when reading with their children at home. It intends to help parents utilize some of the reading strategies teachers in a dual language bilingual classrooms implement during reading instruction.


Bilingual childhood special and general education dual certification (Program of study)

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