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ERIC Number: ED238528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Parent Workshop. Communication Skills. PCRP Fall 1983 Working Edition.
Butt, David
These parent workshop materials are designed to clarify fundamental issues and relationships pertaining to parents and literacy development in children. The workshop structure provides an opportunity for parents of preschoolers to contribute to growth in conversation and to help in the development of literacy skills. Arranged into five sessions, session 1 instructs leaders on planning and setting the tone for the workshops. In sessions 2 and 3 parents share their reactions to the assignment, analyze their observations, and learn new ways of responding to children. Sample transcriptions are provided to illustrate what can happen when an adult consciously uses conversational responses to extend, clarify, and share in the child's point of view. Session 4 focuses on reading with children. Parents are asked to complete an assignment in which they are given an opportunity to observe systematically and participate in the story making process. In the final section, parents analyze their stories with respect to: (1) reading a story, (2) identifying the story elements, (3) the child's mastery of the story, and (4) suggested strategies the parent might employ to encourage further development. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.