ERIC Number: ED411223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
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Powerful Parent Letters for K-3.
Duggan, Mary Anne
This is a guide for teachers to help them communicate more effectively with parents. The bulk of the guide contains a year's worth of letters that can be signed and sent out or changed to fit local circumstances. The first section, "Designing Your Own Powerful Parent Letters," offers "10 Steps to Effective Written Communication," outlines the anatomy of a well-written letter, and provides tips on organizing a personal parent communication system. The second section, "Ready-Made Letters," contains over 100 sample letters dealing with beginning the school year, classroom practice, curriculum, building home-school partnerships, parenting, children's social skills, how children learn, and child development. The third section, "Creating Letters for Behavioral Concerns," is divided into two categories: student disrespect and student physical violence. The fourth section provides 20 ready-to-use communication forms (reminders, reports, requests, and surveys). (JLS)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Letters (Correspondence), Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Primary Education
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; e-mail: order[at sign]corwin.sagepub.com; fax: 805-499-0871 (hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-6585-0, $59.95; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6586-9, $24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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