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Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading: A Professional Development Guide to Family Involvement, CourseSmart eTextbook

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

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 8, 2012

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Accessible and focused, this book offers dozens of easy-to-implement, research-based strategies teachers can use to get families involved in their child's literacy development.

 

Beginning with the most important research, this book translates proven family involvement techniques into workable strategies for fostering 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.

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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