Parents and Teachers: Helping Children Learn to Read and Write / Edition 1

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This textbook educates teachers and parents about the potential they have, when they work together, to improve children's literacy development. The book provides teachers with sound information that they can communicate to parents about literacy education that can be developed at home and in the schools.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's literacy educators provide information and techniques for both teachers and parents to assist children in learning to read and write. Topics covered include television and literacy; finding books for eager readers; using computers to promote literacy; and parent volunteers. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155013155
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy V. Rasinski is a professor of education in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies. Dr. Rasinski teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy education. His major interests include working with children who find reading difficult, phonics and reading fluency instruction, and teacher development in literacy education. He has published over 100 articles and 10 books on various aspects of reading education. A past editor of THE READING TEACHER, the most widely read journal in reading education in the world, Dr. Rasinski is currently an editor for the JOURNAL OF LITERACY RESEARCH. Rasinski has served as president of the College Reading Association and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Teacher-Parent Partnerships, Timothy Rasinski. PART ONE: LITERACY LEARNING AT HOME. 1. Seven Steps to Creating a Literate Home Environment, Mary Steele Mastain. 2. About Play, Literacy, and Growing Up, Kathy Roskos. 3. Story Telling Connections: Ways to Catch Children''s Imaginations and Excite Them About Learning, Olga Nelson. 4. Children Never Outgrow "Read Me Another…", Karla Hawkins Wendelin. 5. It''s Not Just What You Do But How You Do It That Counts, David F. Lancy. 6. Hundreds of Books, Thousands of Books…Finding Good Books for Eager Readers, Barbara Peterson. 7. Linking Children to the Past Through Historical Fiction, Susan S. Lehr. 8. Paired Reading: A Positive Approach to Parent-Child Reading Time, Louisa Kozey. 9. Reading Aloud to Older, Independent Readers, Daniel Woolsey. 10. Becoming Readers and Writers Together, JoBeth Allen. 11. Demystify the Written Word and Make Writing a Lifelong Adventure, Sally Hudson-Ross. 12. The Role of Lists in Family Literacy, Nancy Padak and Timothy Rasinski. 13. Helping Develop Competent Spellers: Parents and Children Working Together, Jerry Zutell. 14. Using Computers to Promote Literacy, Linda DeGroff. 15. Television and Literacy, David Reinking and Douglas Parsdon. PART TWO: HOME AND SCHOOLS: WORKING TOGETHER FOR LITERACY LEARNING. 16. Understanding Changes in Beginning Reading (and Writing) Instruction, Susan Carey Biggam. 17. Nurturing Children''s Literacy Development Through Parent-Teacher Conferences, Anthony D. Fredericks. 18. Literacy Is for All Languages: Building Literacy In Nonnative English-Speaking Homes, Sally Nathenson-Mejia. 19. Reading, Writing, and Giftedness, Beverly Shaklee. 20. Parent Volunteers: Partners in Literacy, Elizabeth Gibbons Pryor. 21. The Problems and Promises of Dealing with Principals, Fredrick R. Burton. 22. Reading Instruction in the Intermediate Grades: Preferred Practices, Karen D. Wood and Robert J. Rickelman. 23. Parental Roles in Reading and Writing Evaluation, Jan Turbill and JoBeth Allen. 24. Parents and Schools Assessing Literacy Growth Together, J. Michael Ritty.

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