ERIC Number: ED380784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Engaging Families: Connecting Home and School Literacy Communities.
Shockley, Betty; And Others
Identifying primary themes in literacy development and suggesting parallel practices to reinforce them, this book details how teachers and the families of students created a connection between home and school, developing respected partnerships in the teaching/learning process. The book features the voices of teachers, children, and parents; extended examples derived from some of the families; and a complete home-school journal. Chapters in the book are: (1) Respecting and Learning from Families; (2) Partners in Literacy: Home and School; (3) Creating Parallel Practices; (4) Adrian: The Moral of the Story; (5) Lakendra: "...and as always we were pleased"; (6) Cathy: A Book Buddy; (7) Family-Teacher Connections; (8) Family Child Connections; (9) Child-Teacher Connections; (10) Reader-Book Connections; (11) Partnerships, Not Programs; and (12) Questions and Answers and More Questions. Contains 46 references and a 111-item list of literature cited. A family reading journal and a discussion of research processes for the book are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Family Literacy, Family School Relationship, Language Arts, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Reader Text Relationship
Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($21.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
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