ERIC Number: ED374401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Family Book Sharing Groups--Start One in Your Neighborhood!
Simic, Marjorie R.; Macfarlane, Eleanor C.
Predicated on the idea that one of the best ways to support individuals' book sharing with a special child in their lives is to establish a family book sharing group with people in the community, this book offers specific suggestions for organizing such a group and provides plans for at least six gatherings. According to the book, this book sharing practice allows parents to trade ideas with others about books they have enjoyed reading and improves family communication in general. Following a foreword which gives guidelines for organizing a group and answers some pertinent questions, the book is divided into six "gatherings": Gathering 1--Getting Started; Gathering 2--Motivating Children to Read; Gathering 3--Reading Aloud and Book Conversations; Gathering 4--More Book Sharing Strategies; Gathering 5--Looking Back and Looking Forward; and Gathering 6--Celebrate Success. A list of further resources is appended. (NKA)
Descriptors: Cultural Enrichment, Family Communication, Family Involvement, Family Literacy, Group Activities, Literature Appreciation, Parent Child Relationship, Recreational Reading
EDINFO Press, Indiana University, P.O. Box 5953, Bloomington, IN 47407 (Order No. AM12: $6.95 plus $3 shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Family Literacy Center.