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Empowering families : practical ways to involve parents in boosting literacy, grades pre-K-5

Author: Judy Bradbury; Susan Busch
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Series: Eye on Education book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)ocn908103400
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Bradbury; Susan Busch
ISBN: 9781317622543 1317622545 113880309X 9781138803091
OCLC Number: 908103400
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Meet the Authors; Acknowledgments; Part I: Introduction; Chapter 1: Empowering Families: Getting Started; Chapter 2: Tips for Conducting Successful Literacy Booster Meetings and Family Literacy Events; Part II: Staff Development Sessions; Chapter 3: The Power of the Home-School Connection; Teacher Resource Packet; Part III: Parent/Caregiver Literacy Booster Meeting: Three-Part Series; Chapter 4: Why Should I Read to My Child (and How, When, and Where)? Session 1: Getting Started and Keeping On; Session 1 Parent/Caregiver Resource Packet Chapter 5: Why Should I Read to My Child (and How, When, and Where)? Session 2: Reading Aloud to Older Children and Websites of Interest to Parents, Caregivers, and KidsSession 2 Parent/Caregiver Resource Packet; Chapter 6: Why Should I Read to My Child (and How, When, and Where)? Session 3: Reading Here, There, and Every-Which-Where!; Session 3 Parent/Caregiver Resource Packet; Part IV: Additional Parent/Caregiver Literacy Booster Meetings and Family Literacy Events; Chapter 7: Organize It! And Avoid Homework Hassles; Organize It! Parent/Caregiver Resource Packet Chapter 8: Wrap It Up! Gifts That Entertain and Support LearningWrap It Up! Parent/Caregiver Resource Packet; Chapter 9: A Night Out with the Guys . . . and the Kids! Encouraging Male Involvement in Literacy; A Night Out with the Guys . . . and the Kids! Parent/Caregiver Resource Packet; Chapter 10: Celebrating Us! Our Culture and Heritage: Sharing Stories, Food, Traditions, and Goodwill; Celebrating Us! Teacher Resources; Part V: Year-End Parent/Caregiver Literacy Booster Meeting; Chapter 11: School's Out! Now What? Ideas for Minimizing the "Summer Slide" School's Out! Now What? Parent/Caregiver Resource PacketPart VI: Additional Teacher Resources; Chapter 12: Take-Home TipSheets; Appendix; Literacy Booster Event Attendance Register; Literacy Booster Event Evaluation Forms; Literacy Booster Meeting Notes
Series Title: Eye on Education book.
Responsibility: Judy Bradbury and Susan E. Busch.
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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; m.

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