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Richardson, James A.; Richardson, Maurine V.; Sacks, Mary Kathleen – Reading Improvement, 2006
A traditional part of American education has been to include the families in the educational process of their children. The needs and complexities of today's families and classrooms have never been greater. Programs and activities used with families, and school interactions 10 to 15 years ago are not effective for today's complex families and…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Family Involvement
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Hawes, Carmen Ann; Plourde, Lee A. – Reading Improvement, 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between reading achievement and parental involvement for sixth grade middle school students. The participants were forty-eight sixth grade students who completed parental involvement surveys. The parents of these students also completed a parental involvement survey. The results of the…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Parent Participation
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Cook-Cottone, Catherine – Reading Improvement, 2004
Utilizing an effective literacy program as a case study, the social-constructivist approach to family literacy is discussed in this article. The role of literacy programs as mentor to the apprentice family and the consequent transformation of family to child-mentor is described. Through review of an effective faintly literacy program, it is…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Mentors, Constructivism (Learning), Family Literacy
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Gilliam, Brenda; Gerla, Jacqueline Parten; Wright, Gary – Reading Improvement, 2004
Since relevant research indicates that immersion in a literate environment is critical to academic success, the authors of this study designed a program, Project ROAR (Reach Out and Read), in cooperation with a predominately Hispanic elementary school. Project ROAR was planned to help interested parents of kindergarten children learn in-home…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Academic Achievement, Reading Instruction