ERIC Number: ED352535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Ready, Set, Read. Final Report.
This document describes a project to develop and implement a curriculum to convince parents and caregivers of 3- and 4-year-olds how important it is for them to read to their children, to enhance their own reading skills, and to promote their confidence in instructing their children. The 16-page project report discusses the achievement of 4 objectives: (1) curriculum development; (2) enrollment of 34 parents in the 6-week sessions; (3) parents' selection of age-appropriate books and reading aloud to their children; and (4) visits to the local library. The bulk of the document is the curriculum, which is designed for six 2-hour sessions and covers the following topics: reading and playing, reading and talking, reading aloud, reading and writing, reading and school, and reading and the library. Materials for each session include a list of objectives, directions for conducting a series of instructional activities, and some materials (for instance, drawings and worksheets to be copied, patterns for puppets, and a recipe for play dough) needed for the activities. Many of the activities are those that parents and caregivers can do later with their children; others teach skills that will help them interact effectively with their children about reading. For instance, reading aloud situations in which children are disruptive are role played. An evaluation form for participants is included. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Curriculum Guides, Family Literacy, Library Extension, Literacy Education, Oral Reading, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Workshops, Parenting Skills, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Games, Reading Habits, Reading Readiness, Story Reading, Story Telling
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.