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ERIC Number: ED395302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct-27
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Family Influence on Reading.
Walker, Scott S.
No one denies that students have many more distractions today than in days gone by. The need for family involvement in a child's reading progress joins a surge in American society for parents to take more responsibility for their children's character and in the condition of their communities. Some hints for parents in establishing family literacy are: (1) read books yourself; (2) read to your children every day; (3) use expression when reading aloud; (4) if working late, have a book at work that you can read to your child over the phone; and (5) plan time for family members to read together. The school can provide support by developing a line of communication from school to home. For example, public schools in Alaska have theme nights involving the whole family in an evening of storytelling, and giving the student the choice of a book to keep. These and other ideas can help foster a love for literature and establish lifelong reading. (Contains 5 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A