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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Connecting School and Home: Before You Watch

Before You Watch

Session Preparation

Materials Needed.

A student's work samples and assessment records.

Throughout the session, questions are posed to guide you through the topic. If you are working in a group, discuss your responses; if you are working alone, reflect on them in your journal.

To prepare for the workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge, read an article on home-school literacy practices, and review important terms.


What do you already know?

Print and complete the Connecting School and Home Chart (PDF).


Save your Connecting School and Home Chart to revise at the end of the session.


Read this article:

Home and School Together Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Paratore, J. R. "Home and School Together: Helping Beginning Readers Succeed." In Farstrup, A. E., and S. J. Samuels, eds. What Research Has To Say About Reading Instruction, 48-68. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 2000. www.reading.org


Review these important terms:


Revise your chart:

Return to your Connecting School and Home chart. Add any new thoughts, ideas, or questions based on your readings and review of important terms.


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