ERIC Number: ED390033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Creating Parallel Practices: A Home-to-School and School-to-Home Partnership. Instructional Resource No. 13.
Shockley, Betty; And Others
Creating meaningful links between home and school is a particular concern of teachers and families. As classroom teachers, Betty Shockley and Barbara Michalove heard their students talk often about home literacy events. They wanted to find a way to learn what families valued and practiced, and they wanted to communicate to families how their children were becoming literate in school. By formulating a set of "parallel practices" (home reading journals, family stories, family reflection, and adult literacy conversations) sensitive to the needs and goals of both contexts, they developed respectful partnerships in support of young literacy learners. This instructional resource details the development of these "parallel practices" and features the voices and experiences of one mother and daughter as they participated in this jointly constructed opportunity through first and second grade. Contains 9 references, a bibliography of 28 works of children's literature, and 7 figures illustrating parallel practices and presenting excerpts of students' journal entries. (Author/RS)
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.