ERIC Number: ED320108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Using Literature to Increase Parent Involvement in Schools.
Lee, Sharon; Van Middendorp, Judy
Parents need to be involved in the academic lives and the literacy learning of their children. Literature is a natural way to involve parents in the process. Through a thematic unit on families, students learn about themselves and their families. Students read books with a family theme and work in literature circles on projects, papers, and reading. Parents become involved in the classroom projects by answering questions their children have about family members and family memories. Through literature, students can learn about themselves and their world, expand their hearts and their minds, and stretch their imaginations. Literature can help students see their connection to a family, and can help parents bridge the gaps that threaten to separate them from their children. (Appended is an outline of the thematic unit discussed.) (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (35th, Atlanta, GA, May 6-11, 1990).