ERIC Number: ED394017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Family Literacy Reading Project.
Cason, Ann; Shoufler, Ann
This report describes a summer project using children's literature as a teaching tool in the literacy section of the Family Literacy Reading Project. The idea for the project arose in response to a need for other resources for the English-as-a-Second-Language program and to students' desire to read to their children and grandchildren as one important goal for learning English. Six books were chosen that focused on various cultures and had themes that centered around creation (Bible stories), myths and legends, single parent families, housing, neighborhoods, and hopes and dreams. Activities outside of the classroom included a partnership with a preschool, a visit from a storyteller, and a trip to the library. The six-page that were actually used in the project: "A Chair for My Mother,""The House that Jack Built,""Climbing Jacob's Ladder,""How the Stars Fell into the Sky," and "Nathaniel Talking." These reviews include a description of activities and copies of worksheets. The next section describes the evaluation process, including midcycle review and end-of-cycle review. A checklist for starting a family literacy reading project using children's literature is included. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Western Wisconsin Technical Coll., La Crosse.; System for Adult Basic Education Support, Boston, MA.