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Fisher, B., Gill, M., & Greive, C. (2005). Reading adventure packs: A pilot program promoting family involvement in children's literacy attitudinal development. In D. Hansford (Ed.), Multiliteracies and english teaching K-12 in the age of information & communication technologies conference 2004 (pp. 1-19). Armidale, Australia: Australian Literacy Educator's Association & the University of New England.

ISBN: 1863899383


This pilot study explored the effectiveness of the Reading Adventure Pack (RAP) with students from classes K to 3. The RAP contained books and a variety of activities that promote the skills of literacy. It involved a pre-RAP and post-RAP student and carer questionnaire. The children’s questionnaires revealed positive attitudes towards the RAP while the carer’s reports were ambivalent. The study found that the mother was the carer most involved in the literacy development of the children in the home.


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