ERIC Number: ED373171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring the Wonders of Books: A Family Literacy Program for Challenged Adults. Final Report.
Doctor Gertrude A. Barber Center, Erie, PA.
This report describes a family literacy program for adult students with mild learning challenges including mental retardation. The program's objective was to upgrade the reading skills of parents and introduce them to a wide variety of enjoyable children's literature. During each of 20 weekly sessions, a class of no more than 15 parents was exposed to a group of books all pertaining to the same topic. The final phase of the project was development of a project journal that included sample lesson plans, materials, and some observations made by both the teacher and participating parents. The family literacy journal follows the four-page report. It begins with a list of project objectives. Sample lesson plans are provided for a 20-week program. A list of steps that parents should go through upon receiving their children's books each week is presented. Lesson plans consist of these components: objectives, procedures, materials list, related activities, and teacher observation. The lessons cover these topics: bears, animals, childhood experiences--Curious George, painful childhood experiences, Christmas, nursery rhymes, Dr. Seuss, dinosaurs, Clifford, Caldecott award, Valentine's Day, fairy tales, letters/alphabet, numbers/counting, seasons, St. Patrick's Day, self-esteem, weather, community helpers, and transportation/a visit to the library. The journal also includes a section of parent observations and a brief list of professional resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Books, Childrens Literature, Fairy Tales, Family Literacy, Learning Activities, Learning Disabilities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Mild Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Program Development, Program Implementation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Doctor Gertrude A. Barber Center, Erie, PA.