ERIC Number: ED442090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Read! Read! Read! Training Effective Reading Partners.
Glass, Laurie; Peist, Linda; Pike, Beth
Based on the premise that by engaging parents as effective partners, teachers and students win at the reading game, this book aims to help teachers tap into all the resources of school and home to maximize children's learning potential. The book provides teachers with a concrete framework for training parents to learn strategic techniques in helping their children read. It includes everything an educator needs to know to conduct a parent workshop: a comprehensive step-by-step guide to facilitate parent workshops; concrete tips to involve parents; communication skills to help parents help students; an overview of the developmental aspects of reading; the role of phonics in the reading process; the use of real literature in reading; a reproducible parent handbook; strategies for helping students with specific reading difficulties; and tips for creating a supportive learning environment. The book is organized in a concise manner, with each chapter self-contained in terms of the concepts and topics discussed, and with references. It is intended for educators, curriculum supervisors, administrators, and anyone who wants to learn how to successfully integrate parents into the development of children's literacy. (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Literacy, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Workshops, Parents as Teachers, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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