ERIC Number: ED369596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
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A Read Aloud Program That Encourages Parent Participation in Schools.
Reissner, Laura A.
Children who are not encouraged to read at home are less likely to be successful in reading later. Parents who were unsuccessful in school or who were not read to themselves are less likely to read to their own children and may need direction in how and what to read. Parents can be taught how to talk through a story with their children through modeling done in a workshop. In communities where parents tell oral stories, they should be encouraged to continue the storytelling tradition, and then to expand it to include picture books. Teachers and other parents can share lists of books that they have enjoyed reading to children. Read Aloud West Virginia is a successful program that has trained over 800 parents and other adult volunteers. A 1-hour workshop familiarizes volunteers with program goals, read aloud methods, and children's books. Volunteers then agree to read in the school of their choice 1 day a week. Coordinators in each school are responsible for the volunteers and the program. One special program feature is author week, during which there are daily activities related to the author's books in every grade. Lists 101 favorite read-alouds, in categories for young children, kindergarten and up, and older children. (Contains 13 references.) (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia