Crash Course in Family Literacy Programs

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 127 pages
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Family literacy programs can be remarkably effective in helping families who struggle in various areas of literacy or supporting their children's academic needs."Crash Course in Family Literacy Programs" provides an introduction and an overview of this critical subject, defining what literacy, family literacy, and family literacy events are, and covering critical topics such as sources of funding, conclusions of recent research, and bilingual family literacy.

The first half of the book is focused on laying out background information about family literacy, while the remainder provides practical how-to information for public and school libraries to develop their own family literacy programming. The book shows perspectives of public librarians, school principals, children's book store owners, and school personnel who have successfully implemented a family literacy program. Planning sheets and lesson templates are included, making it easy to develop a family literacy program.

 

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This text presents the concept of family literacy and is grounded in family reading programs. It is basic and will provoke thinking about the various components of such a program. Some of its ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1What Is Literacy?
1
Chapter 2What Is Family Literacy?
11
Chapter 3Who Funds Family Literacy Programs?
17
Chapter 4What Does Research Tells Us about Family Literacy? Holly Weimar
23
Chapter 5What Does Research Tell Us about the Importance of Reading?
39
Chapter 6What Is a Family Literacy Event?
47
Chapter 7What Are the Steps to Preparing a Family Literacy Event?
53
Chapter 8What Is the Role of ParentChild Literacy Interaction and Parent Education?
69
Chapter 9What Is Special about BilingualMulticultural Family Literacy?
87
Chapter 10What Are Special Issues at Family Literacy Events?
103
Family Literacy Interviews and Reflections
109
Index
121
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
127
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Rosemary Chance, PhD, is assistant professor in the Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.

Laura Sheneman, EdD, teaches in the Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. Previously, she served as an elementary school librarian.

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