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ERIC Number: ED373171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Doctor Gertrude A. Barber Center, Erie, PA.