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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Connecting School and Home

Related Resources

Parent Resources

The following brochures on home-school connections are available from the International Reading Association (www.reading.org):

  • Family Literacy and the School Community: A Partnership for Lifelong Learning
  • What Is Family Literacy? Getting Involved in Your Child's Literacy Learning
  • Explore the Playground of Books: Tips for Parents of Beginning Readers
  • Get Ready To Read: Tips for Parents of Young Children
  • Library Safari: Tips for Parents of Young Readers and Explorers.
  • Making the Most of Television: Tips for Parents of Young Viewers
  • Making the Reading-Writing Connection: Tips for Parents of Young Learners
  • Summer Reading Adventure: Tips for Parents of Young Readers

Professional Resources

Au, K. H. Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings. New York, N.Y.: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.

Baumann, J. F., and D. Thomas. "If You Can Pass Momma's Tests, Then She Knows You're Getting Your Education. A Case Study of Support for Literacy Learning Within an African-American Family." The Reading Teacher 51, no. 2 (1997): 108-120.

Barillas, M. "Literacy at Home: Honoring Parent Voices Through Writing." The Reading Teacher 54, no. 3 (2000): 302-308.

Delpit, L. Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. New York, N.Y.: The New Press, 1995.

Edwards, P. A. "Combining Parents' and Teachers' Thoughts About Storybook Reading at Home and School." In Morrow, L. M. ed. Family Literacy: Connections in Schools and Communities, 54-69. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 1995.

Epstein, J. "Parents' Reactions to Teacher Practices of Parent Involvement." The Elementary School Journal 86 (1986): 277-294.

Heath, S. B. Ways With Words: Language, Life, and Work in Communities and Classrooms. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Moll, L. Funds of Knowledge: Learning From Language Minority Households. ERIC Digest. ED367146.

Morrow, L. M. Family Literacy: Connections in Schools and Communities. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 1995.

Morrow, L. M., J. R. Paratore, and D. Tracey. Family Literacy: New Perspectives, New Opportunities. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 1994.

Paratore, J. "Implementing an Intergenerational Literacy Project: Lessons Learned." In Morrow, L. M., ed. Family Literacy: Connections in Schools and Communities, 37-53. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 1995.

Purcell-Gates. V. "Stories, Coupons, and the TV Guide: Relationships Between Home Literacy Experiences and Emergent Literacy Knowledge." Reading Research Quarterly 31 (1996): 0-428.

Shanahan, T., N. M. Mulhern, and F. Rodriguez-Brown. "Project FLAME: Lessons Learned From a Family Literacy Program for Linguistic Minority Families." The Reading Teacher 48, no. 7 (1995): 586-594.

Teale, W. H. "Home Background and Young Children's Literacy Development." In Teale, W. H., and E. Sulzby, eds. Emergent Literacy: Writing and Reading, 173-206. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex, 1986.

Tracey, D. H. "Enhancing Literacy Growth Through Home-School Connections." In Strickland, D. S., and L. M., Morrow, eds. Beginning Reading and Writing. New York, N.Y.: Teachers College Press, 2000.

Related Research

Edwards, P. A. "Fostering Early Literacy Through Parent Coaching." In Hiebert, E., ed., Literacy for a Diverse Society, 199-213. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 1991.

Edwards, P. A., et al. "Designing a Collaborative Model of Family Involvement in Literacy: Researchers, Teachers, and Parents Work Together." In Lancy, D., ed., Children's Emergent Literacy, 325-340. Westport, Conn.: Praegar Press, 1994.

Edwards, P. A., et al. A Path To Follow: Learning To Listen to Parents. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1999.

Epstein, J. L., and S. L. Dauber. "School Programs and Teacher Practices of Parent Involvement in Inner-city Elementary and Middle Schools." Elementary School Journal 91 (1991): 289-304.

Heath, S. B. Ways with Words. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Moll, L., and J. B. Greenberg. "Creating Zones of Possibilities: Combining Social Contexts for Instruction." In Moll, L. C., ed., Vygotsky and Education, 319-348. New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Moll, L. C., et al. "Funds of Knowledge for Teaching: Using a Qualitative Approach To Connect Homes and Classrooms." Theory Into Practice 31 (1992): 132-141.

Paratore, J. R. Opening Doors, Opening Opportunities: Family Literacy in an Urban Community. Needham Heights, Mass.: Allyn and Bacon, 2001.

Paratore, J. R., et al. What Should We Expect of Family Literacy? Experiences of Latino Children Whose Parents Participate in an Intergenerational Literacy Program. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 1999.

Purcell-Gates, et al. "Literacy at the Harts' and the Larsens': Diversity Among Poor Minority Families." The Reading Teacher 48 (1995): 572-579.

Purcell-Gates, V. Other People's Words: The Cycle of Illiteracy. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995.

Classroom Excerpts Used in the Video

Classrooms shown in the video session are from Teaching Reading K-2: A Library of Classroom Practices.

Becoming Readers and Writers with Sheila Owen

Cassandra Becomes a Fluent Reader with Hildi Perez

Promoting Readers as Leaders with Valerie Kostandos

Staying on Topic with Martha Duran-Contreras

William Finds His Base with Stacey Soto


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