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ERIC Number: ED510005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5077-8
Literacy in the Welcoming Classroom: Creating Family-School Partnerships that Support Student Learning (Kindergarten through Grade 5). Language & Literacy Series (Practitioner's Bookshelf)
Allen, JoBeth
Teachers College Press
Nearly every reform effort espouses the importance of "parent involvement." This research-based guide is essential reading for teachers and administrators who want to make welcoming classrooms a reality. With a focus on literacy instruction, it showcases stories of "what works" when teachers in elementary school classrooms throughout the country partner with families across cultural and language differences. The author showcases effective strategies that educators can adapt to fit their own school communities. This book is perfect for professional study groups, parent-teacher discussions, and whole-school workshops. This follow-up to JoBeth Allen's bestselling "Creating Welcoming Schools" [ED497894]: features up-to-date research on family involvement that has been shown to make a difference for students' literacy learning; demonstrates how teachers and families can collaborate through projects such as dialogue journals, photography and writing projects, and critical literacy inquiry; and details how to establish and sustain genuine dialogue through student-led, family-involved conferences. A foreword by Katherine and Randy Bomer is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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