Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

8. Connecting School and Home

An elementary school student.

Factors Related to This Session

Parent involvement at school and at home

Regular teacher-parent communication

Structured parent-teacher conferences

Environments supporting home literacy

Teacher-assigned home literacy activities

Cultural differences in parents' perceived roles -- for themselves and for teachers


In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of home-school partnerships in early literacy.

Session Preparation

Learning Goals

At the end of this session, you will better understand:

how language and culture influence home literacy

challenges and opportunities in building home-school partnerships

differences between home literacy and school literacy

"There are rich resources within each family. If we can find out what those funds of knowledge are we can build on them in the classroom."

Jeanne R. Paratore

Jeanne R. Paratore.

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