Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading A Professional Development Guide to Family Involvement

ISBN-10: 013287542X
ISBN-13: 9780132875424
Edition: 2013 (Revised)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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.

Dr. Timothy Rasinski is a professor of education in the department of teaching, leadership, and curriculum studies at Kent State University, as well as an editor for the Journal of Literacy Research. His books include From Phonics to Fluency and the Evidence Based Instruction in Reading series.Nancy Padak, a past College Reading Association President, is a Distinguished Professor of Education at Kent State University, where she directs the Reading and Writing Center and teaches graduate courses in literacy education. She has worked in both middle and high schools and is the co-author of From Phonics to Fluency and the Evidence Based Instruction in Reading series.Gay Fawcett has been in education for 35 years as a teacher, principal, language arts consultant, and curriculum director. She also directed Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology. She is currently an independent consultant. She has authored and/or co-authored more than 80 articles, books, and book chapters for educational publications including the Kappan, Educational Leadership, Language Arts, The Reading Teacher, and others. She also served with Rasinski and Padak as an associate editor of The Reading Teacher.

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
CourseSmart eBook and Other eBook Options Available
Acknowledgments
Until You Read To Me By Brod Bagert
Family Involvement: What Does the Research Tell Us?
History of Family Involvement
Benefits of Family Involvement
Do Some Parents Just Not Care?
Respecting Family Literacies
Our Own Autobiographies
Conclusion
Book Club: Professional Development Suggestions
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 in Children's Writing
Family Involvement Homework Calendar
Communicating These Ideas to Parents
Conclusion
Book Club: Professional Development Suggestions
Strategies for Family Involvement at the Schoolwide Level
Effective Schoolwide Family Involvement Programs
Easy First Steps
Dealing with Challenging Parents
The Foundation of Effective Schoolwide Family Involvement Programs
Choosing Content for Your Schoolwide Family Involvement Program
Successful Schoolwide Programs You Can "Borrow"
Effective Parent Volunteer Programs
Overcoming Obstacles to Family Involvement
Conclusion
Book Club: Professional Development Suggestions
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 Suggestions
Resources
Teacher/School Resources
Parent Resources
Book Club Ideas
Culturally Responsive Interview
Stage of Developmental Spelling
Role Plays: Dealing with Challenging Parents
Assumptions About Family Involvement
Backpack Writing
Carousel Meeting Strategy
Revisiting Your Beliefs
Notes
References

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