Empowering Families: Practical Ways to Involve Parents in Boosting Literacy, Grades Pre-K-5 (Paperback)

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The home-school connection is important to student literacy achievement. However, it can be time-consuming to develop and implement programming that keeps families engaged and involved. Empowering Families makes it easier to accomplish these goals Chock-full of step-by-step plans for arranging a variety of parent/caregiver meetings and literacy booster events, the book enables educators to get families involved in their children's learning in ways that are fun and non-intimidating.

By hosting these events at your school, you'll be empowering families to...

  • read aloud to their children at home;
  • minimize the summer slide;
  • encourage male involvement in literacy;
  • help their children avoid homework hassles;
  • and much, much more

Bonus: The book includes ready-to-use handouts for your events, such as announcement sheets, follow-up evaluations, and tipsheets that describe ways parents can reinforce literacy at home. These handouts are photocopiable and the tipsheets are also available for easy download from our website at www.routledge.com/9781138803114. Spanish versions of the tipsheets are available on our website as well.

About the Author

Judy Bradbury has taught reading and writing to students from preschool through high school, as well as graduate-level literacy courses. She presents widely at conferences and offers professional development on topics of literacy.Susan E. Busch has over 25 years of experience as a reading specialist in New York. Now retired from teaching, she continues to present family literacy workshops and offer consulting to school districts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138803114
ISBN-10: 1138803111
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 24th, 2015
Pages: 226
Language: English