ERIC Number: ED347498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Family Focus: Reading and Learning Together Packet.
American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Congress of Parents and Teachers, Chicago, IL.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Recognizing the crucial role played by parents and family in literacy development, a program called "Family Focus: Reading and Learning Together" has published this packet designed to teach parents ways to use the newspaper to reinforce reading skills in a relaxed home setting. It contains suggestions and materials for four 90-minute programs to help parents encourage their children in grades one through three to read, talk, and think. Components of the packet are: (1) a leader's guide; (2) a parent brochure in camera-ready form suitable for reproduction in large numbers, describing activities for parents and children reading the newspaper together; (3) model letters to parents and to teachers, which can be adapted for local use; (4) a publicity flier for parents; (5) public service announcements for both newspapers and radio; (6) model programs on four different topics with sample agendas and step-by-step suggestions; (7) model statements to parents; (8) transparency masters; and (9) an evaluation card for leaders and an evaluation form for parents. (SR)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Family Involvement, Newspapers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Parent Workshops, Primary Education, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills
American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, The Newspaper Center, Box 17407 Dulles Airport, Washington, DC 20041 (single copy free; additional copies, $15.00 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Congress of Parents and Teachers, Chicago, IL.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.