Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading: A Professional Development Guide to Family Involvement / Edition 1

Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading: A Professional Development Guide to Family Involvement / Edition 1

by Gay V. Fawcett, Nancy D. Padak, Timothy V. Rasinski
     
 

ISBN-10: 013287542X

ISBN-13: 9780132875424

Pub. Date: 10/22/2012

Publisher: Pearson

Accessible and focused, this book offers dozens of easy-to-implement, research-based family involvement techniques and strategies teachers can use to get families involved in their child's literacy development. An early chapter captures family involvement strategies that can be implemented at the classroom level—such as vocabulary development activities,

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Overview

Accessible and focused, this book offers dozens of easy-to-implement, research-based family involvement techniques and strategies teachers can use to get families involved in their child's literacy development. An early chapter captures family involvement strategies that can be implemented at the classroom level—such as vocabulary development activities, read to your child routines, and a family involvement homework calendar. A follow-up chapter focuses on effective school-wide family involvement programs—from easy first steps to effective parent volunteer initiatives. Focused coverage includes discussion of high-impact assessment techniques, as well as conversation-starting questions that work with book clubs, professional learning communities, and professional development workshops.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132875424
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Series:
Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction: Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading: A Professional Development Guide

The National Reading Panel Report

Professional Development in Literacy

Using the Books

Introduction to Family Involvement in Children's Reading

Until You Read to Me by Brod Bagert

Chapter 1

Family Involvement: What Does the Research Tell Us?

History of Family Involvement in Schools

Benefits of Family Involvement

Do Some Parents Just Not Care?

Respecting Family Literacies

Own Our Autobiographies

Conclusion

Book Club: Professional Development

Chapter 2

Strategies for Family Involvement at the Classroom Level

Criteria for Choosing Effective Home Literacy Activities

Parents as Role Models

The Importance of Conversations with Children

Vocabulary Development Activities

Read to Your Child

Taking Advantage of Time Together

Paired Reading

Partner Reading

Readers Theater

A Routine for Parental Help with Reading

Parental Involvement with Children's Writing

Family Involvement Homework Calendar

Conclusion

Book Club: Professional Development

Chapter 3

Strategies for Family Involvement at the School-Wide Level

Effective School-Wide Family Involvement Programs

Easy First Steps

Dealing with Challenging Parents

The Foundation of Effective School-Wide Family Involvement Programs

Choosing Content for Your School-Wide Family Involvement Program

Successful School-Wide Programs You Can "Borrow"

Effective Parent Volunteer Programs

Overcoming Obstacles to Family Involvement

Conclusion

Book Club: Professional Development

Chapter 4

Assessing Family Involvement Programs

Big Ideas of Assessment

Assessing the Level of Family Involvement

Assessing the Impact of Family Involvement

Assessing Your Volunteer Program

Parents’ Self-Assessment

Conclusion

Book Club: Professional Development

Chapter 5

Resources for Teachers and Parents

Book Club: Professional Development

Appendix A

Book Club Ideas

Appendix B

Culturally Responsive Interview

Appendix C

Stages of Developmental Spelling

Appendix D

Role Play: Dealing with Challenging Parents

Appendix E

Assumptions about Family Involvement

Appendix F

Traveling Tales Instruction

Appendix G

Carousel Meeting Strategy

Appendix H

Revisiting Your Beliefs

Appendix I

Notes

References

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