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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|12 pages
part II|22 pages
Staff Development Sessions
part III|49 pages
Parent/Caregiver Literacy Booster Meeting: Three-Part Series
part IV|79 pages
Additional Parent/Caregiver Literacy Booster Meetings and Family Literacy Events
part V|19 pages
Year-End Parent/Caregiver Literacy Booster Meeting
part VI|23 pages
Additional Teacher Resources