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.
Judy Bradbury has taught reading and writing to students from preschool through high school, as well as graduate-level literacy courses. She presents widely at conferences and offers professional development on topics of literacy. Susan E. Busch has over 25 years of experience as a reading specialist in New York. Now retired from teaching, she continues to present family literacy workshops and offer consulting to school districts.
Meet the Authors Acknowledgements eResources Empowering Families: Getting Started Tips for Conducting Successful Literacy Booster Meetings and Family Literacy Events Teacher Workshop The Power of the Home-School Connection Resource Materials Literacy Booster Meetings and Family Literacy Events Why Should I Read to My Child? Literacy Booster Meeting Series Session 1: Why Should I Read to My Child...(and How, When, & Where)? Getting Started and Keeping On Resource Packet for Parents/Caregivers Why Should I Read to My Child? Literacy Booster Meeting Series Session 2: Reading Aloud to Older Children & Websites of Interest to Parents, Caregivers, and Kids Resource Packet for Parents/Caregivers Why Should I Read to My Child? Literacy Booster Meeting Series Session 3: Reading Together Here, There, Every-which-where! Resource Packet for Parents/Caregivers Organize It! And Avoid Homework Hassles Literacy Booster Event Resource Packet for Parents/Caregivers Wrap It Up! Gifts that Entertain AND Support Learning Literacy Booster Event Resource Packet for Parents/Caregivers A Night Out with the Guys...and the Kids!: Encouraging Male Involvement in Literacy Family Literacy Event Resource Packet for Parents/Caregivers Celebrating Us! Our Culture and Heritage Family Literacy Event Teacher Resources School's Out! Now What? Ideas for Minimizing the "Summer Slide" Literacy Booster Meeting Resource Packet for Parents/Caregivers Additional Teacher Resources Take Home TipSheets Appendix Literacy Booster Event Attendance Register Literacy Booster Meeting Notepaper Literacy Booster Event Evaluation