ERIC Number: ED384007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Taking Books Home: A Check-Out System for the Primary Grades. Instructional Resource No. 9.
Ruopp, Kristin L.; And Others
A "Books Home" program can be a powerful tool in helping beginning readers develop fluency and confidence in themselves as readers. Four first- and second-grade teachers describe how they set up a "Books Home" program in their classrooms as an important component of literacy instruction for emergent readers. This instructional resource describes how a "Books Home" program can help teachers establish consistent communication with families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. It provides some basic suggestions on how to set up a "Books Home" program including selecting books, working with children to develop a check-out system which they can manage independently, and integrating a "Books Home" program with other classroom literacy activities. Contains 17 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Research Center, Athens, GA.; National Reading Research Center, College Park, MD.