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ERIC Number: ED346753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-2
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Family Literacy for Family-Oriented People.
Mountainbird, Pauline
A Massachusetts family literacy project, the Northampton Family Literacy Project, is described, in which adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners enrolled in a community educational center in order to learn English as their children enrolled in a child care program at the local library. Both groups were involved in language activities, the core of which were children's literature books read by both the children and adults. Among the activities were the following: choosing books collaboratively with the librarians; developing language activities and helping the adult ESL teachers; joint story times; reading aloud at home; and teaching reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary through children's literature. Books suitable for read-aloud activities are discussed. Additional discussion focuses on ways to fund a literacy project and to vary the NFLP approach to meet the needs of other communities. An annotated list of 37 children's books used in the Northampton project is appended. (LB) Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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