ERIC Number: ED359506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
For Our Children (FUN): A Family Literacy Project for Adult Basic Education Classes. Occasional Paper.
Lehman, Bernadette B.
Stressing the need for activities that are amusing, useful, and fun, this paper outlines a family literacy project that provides parents preparing for the General Education Development (GED) test with literacy activities they can do with their children at home. The paper explains that the project was developed for participants of the Indiana Manpower Placement and Comprehensive Training (IMPACT) Program of the State of Indiana. The paper notes that the focus of the program is on the parent as a companion rather than as a tutor (parent and child share and discuss mutual books, interact, listen, and respond to each other). After an introductory section, the paper describes the purpose, assumptions, curriculum, recruitment, resources, and evaluation of the program. The paper presents 17 sample lessons (each about two pages long and focusing on a single book) for use in Adult Basic Education classes. Twenty-eight references, a formative evaluation questionnaire, and a summative evaluation questionnaire are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Family Literacy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana