ERIC Number: ED367863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Read with Me. Final Report. A Section 353 Special Project.
State College Area School District, PA.
The Read with Me project was undertaken to help disadvantaged parents establish reading as a family priority. Included among the program's target audience were families residing at a 30-day shelter for homeless people, parents in adult basic education (ABE) classes, parents associated with a program for children from disadvantaged home settings, and teen parents. A curriculum to teach parents how to read to/with their children effectively was developed by the project director and presented at four workshops. Among the workshop activities were a model story hour program, training in reading aloud, and information on using the library. An instructional guide was developed to enable continuation of the Read with Me curriculum in the local community education program. Questionnaires administered to workshop participants before and after each workshop confirmed the workshops' effectiveness in meeting their stated goals. The Read with Me program will be incorporated into the local ABE program. (Attached to this project report is the instructional guide developed for workshops on reasons for reading aloud, reading activities for parents and children, the best books to read to children, and using the library. Appended and the pre- and postworkshop questionnaires, and workshop handouts. Contains 69 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Library Skills, Literacy Education, Material Development, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Workshops, Reading Aloud to Others, Story Reading
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: State College Area School District, PA.