ERIC Number: ED254352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Skills and Activities for the Italian American Parent Training Institutes of New York City and Boston Public Schools.
National Italian American Foundation, Washington, DC.
The reading activities collected in this handbook were used in parent workshops organized to increase the involvement of parents of Italian descent in teaching their children reading skills. The goal of the lessons was to increase parents' activities directed toward reading skills and to familiarize parents with what their children were learning in school. The 235 activities in the handbook are designed to implement 102 specific educational skills. Skills in the following areas are included: auditory and visual perception, vocabulary development, oral expression, phonic analysis, structural word attack, and word and text comprehension. Also covered are higher order skills, such as finding and classifying information using various texts, outlining, taking notes, and interpreting text. Information is given on the levels appropriate for each skill, which range from preschool to eighth grade. Each activity is described in terms of the skill to be taught, the title and objective of the activity, the materials and preparation needed to implement the activity, and directions to parents. For some activities, sample materials are also included. (CB)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Critical Reading, Elementary Education, Home Study, Italian Americans, Junior High Schools, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parent Workshops, Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Study Skills, Visual Perception, Vocabulary Development, Word Recognition
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Italian American Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston); New York (New York)