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RE: Home Literacy Environment
Thu Jun 4, 2015 10:39

I agree that what students are exposed to at home carries over into what they are able to learn at school. I think the more a student is in poverty, the less they are able to be exposed to books and reading. The reason I say this is that if their parents have a job that barely makes ends meet, or if they have no job at all, there isn't much opportunity for them to have books in the home and so that kind of leads to a child being uninterested and illiterate at school. Home life is very important for children in their ability to comprehend and learn.

I wish there was some way for funding to be put into the home in the form of books, so that every child had the same advantage outside of school as they do inside school.

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    • reply brigmanhd - rognstadgr, Thu Jun 4 16:49
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    • RE: Home Literacy Environment - hildebranak, Thu Jun 4 10:39
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