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Adler, C. Ralph; Goldman, Elizabeth – National Institute for Literacy, 2006
This guide begins with a story about the parents of twin kindergartners. The story models ways in which the parents of Mike and Chris help them learn to read, such as reading the newspaper together with them and asking them questions about the books they are reading. Included is another short story parents can read with their child, and a list of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Reading Skills, Sight Vocabulary
Goldman, Elizabeth; Adler, Ralph C. – National Institute for Literacy, 2006
Parents are the child's first and most important teacher. This booklet begins with a story about the parent of a first grade reader. The parent in the story models methods which a real life parent could employ to help a child learn to read such as finding words that begin with the first letter of a child's name, or taking turns with the child…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Reading Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Vocabulary Development
McShane, Susan – National Institute for Literacy, 2005
Reading is the most basic of skills. Reading provides access to other skills and knowledge, facilitates life-long learning, and opens doors to opportunity. The National Institute for Literacy is authorized by the U.S. Congress to collect and disseminate information on the components of reading and the findings from scientific research. The…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Family Literacy, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Education
Curtis, Mary E.; Kruidenier, John R. – National Institute for Literacy, 2005
When adult students arrive in the classroom, they can be at just about any level in their reading development, from beginning readers working on the fundamentals to more advanced readers ready to begin study for a high school level equivalency diploma. This Partnership for Reading publication summarizes the emerging principles and trends in adult…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Reading Instruction, Family Literacy, Adults