ERIC Number: ED473502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
From Home to School Level 1: Stories and Activities for Parents. Teacher's Guide [and Student Book and] Workbook [with] Audiotape and Audio CD.
This document is comprised of Level 1 of a multimedia parent series focusing on issues of importance to parents of elementary-school age children and offering opportunities for discussion, critical thinking, and problem solving. The program is geared to adult learners in family literacy programs, adult basic education, or English as a second language (ESL) programs. There are four parts to the program: (1) a student book; (2) a student workbook; (3) a teachers guide; and (4) an audio recording (on audiotape and on compact disk). The student book is intended for both native speakers with limited reading skills and English-language learners at a low-beginning level. Fifteen stories in each student book presenting situations familiar to parents serve as the foundation for lesson material, with lesson themes the same at each level to allow greater flexibility in the multilevel classroom. The lesson themes relate to: (1) daily routine; (2) health, routine examinations, and parent notification; (3) first day at a new school and language problems; (4) getting ready for school, time management, and school breakfast programs; (5) parent-teacher conferences and study habits; (6) volunteering at school; (7) school testing; (8) after-school activities; (9) fighting at school; (10) time management and homework; (11) paying attention and following directions; (12) bedtime; (13) shopping with children; (14) transportation; and (15) illness and school absences. Each lesson in the student book includes exercises to check comprehension, expand vocabulary, and strengthen listening, speaking, and writing skills. The accompanying workbook, focusing on language skills, is intended primarily for ESL learners but may be suitable for others. The audio recording provides a reading of each story, the dialogs for each lesson, and prompts for all listening activities, including the workbook listening activities. The teachers guide provides an overview of the program, makes suggestions for using the program effectively, and includes notes for each lesson; these notes contain a preview section listing the main themes of the story and suggested warm-up activities, as well as suggestions for enlarging the activities in the student book. (KB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Audiotape Recordings, Basic Skills, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Family School Relationship, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Parent Education, Parent Student Relationship, Parents, Teaching Guides, Workbooks
New Readers Press, U.S. Publishing Division of Laubach Literacy, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 800-448-8878 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.newreaderspress.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A