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ERIC Number: EJ1036225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Home-School Literacy Bags for Twenty-First Century Preschoolers
Brand, Susan Trostle; Marchand, Jessica; Lilly, Elizabeth; Child, Martha
Early Childhood Education Journal, v42 n3 p163-170 May 2014
Combining home-school literacy bags with preschool family literature circles provided a strong foundation for family involvement at home and school during this year-long Reading Partners project, and helped parents become essential partners in their children's literacy development. Using home-school literacy bags, children and parents learned how to combine expressive arts and emergent literacy strategies including alphabet recognition, phonemic and phonological awareness, and oral language fluency. State-of-the-art activities designed for each of the multiple intelligences met the needs of diverse students with many different learning styles and interests. As families participated in fall and spring school-based Festivals in which they shared the literacy bags in small group family literature circles, they demonstrated children's emerging literacy skills in a relaxed, yet highly engaging atmosphere.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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