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Family Dialogue Journals

Author : JoBeth Allen
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This honest, clearly written, and accessible book shows how to use Family Dialogue Journals to increase and deepen learning among students in grades K - 12. Written by teachers who have been implementing and studying the use of weekly journals for several years, the book shares what they have learned and why they have found these journals to be an invaluable tool for forming effective partnerships with families. Learn from first-hand accounts how students write weekly about one big idea they have studied, and then invite a family member to participate in the discussion by asking him/her to write a response to the student's question about the topic in the journal. Through these journal entries, students share their family knowledge with classmates while actively engaging with the curriculum. In turn, teachers extend the academic discussion by writing to each family and incorporating the family contributions into classroom lessons. Family participation in journal entries is remarkably high across ages, ethnicities, and diverse economic backgrounds.

Promising Practices for Engaging Families in Literacy

Author : Holly Kreider
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(sponsored by the Family School Community Partnership Issues SIG) Promising Practices for Engaging Families in Literacy fulfills the need from parents and teachers to improve home/school assistance in every child’s literacy development. Literacy skills are required and valued in all academic areas and at all levels of education from preschool through adulthood. This volume provides suggestions and support to improve parent/child involvement in literacy activities from preschool through teacher education programs. Research is provided to undergird the documented practices that increase student academic achievement through improved literacy skills across academic areas. Practices include connections between home and school across age groups, developmental needs groups, universities, community groups, and technologies.

Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings with Student Resource Access 12 Months

Author : Leonie Arthur
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Engaging Teachers Students and Families in K 6 Writing Instruction

Author : Danielle L. DeFauw
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This text draws on interviews, assignments, field notes, and observations from a flipped writing methodology course conducted with preservice elementary teachers in the US. In doing so, the text powerfully illustrates the benefits of using flipped methodologies in K-6 instruction to engage students, teachers, and families in authentic writing practices. Engaging Teachers, Students, and Families in K-6 Writing Instruction demonstrates the use of flipped writing methodologies to engage preservice teachers in literacy instruction, increase their confidence as writers, and bolster their understanding and application of pedagogical content knowledge. In turn, this underpins teachers’ ability to teach writing as an authentic, purpose-driven, audience-focused process. In particular, chapters explore effective teaching strategies including writing clinics, writing contests, and family literacy sessions which encourage writing development within a community of students, teachers, families, and authors. This text will be an engaging and informative guide for educational researchers, teacher educators, and preservice and inservice teachers looking to develop effective flipped writing pedagogies to support educators, students, and families.

Teaching to Empower

Author : Debbie Zacarian
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We want students to master academic standards, and we want them to be confident, adaptive, and socially responsible. Above all, we want them to find meaning and satisfaction in their lives. Achieving these goals requires a concerted focus on the social-emotional skills that empower students in and beyond the classroom. In Teaching to Empower, Debbie Zacarian and Michael Silverstone explore what an empowered student looks like in our increasingly diverse contemporary schools and prompt educators to examine their own relationship to empowerment. The book's evidence-based strategies and authentic examples show you how to foster an inclusive culture of agency, self-confidence, and collaboration that will give each of your students—regardless of race, culture, language, socioeconomic status, abilities, sexuality, or gender—the opportunity, responsibility, and tools to become an active learner, thoughtful community member, and engaged global citizen. Whether you're a preservice teacher, a classroom novice, or a veteran, you'll find the practical guidance you'll need to * Create inclusive and empowering physical learning spaces. * Set up self-directed learning and promote positive interdependence. * Promote student self-reflection. * Teach the skills of collaboration. * Foster the self-advocacy that fuels deeper, more autonomous learning. * Partner more effectively with families and the community to support student empowerment.

Literature Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Author : Carole Cox
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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

Writing and Teaching to Change the World

Author : Stephanie Jones
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Perfect for use in teacher preparation courses and professional learning groups, this book shows what critical pedagogy looks like and identifies the conditions needed for it to emerge in the K–12 classroom. Focusing on and documenting their experiences with one of their most disenfranchised students, six teachers analyze and rethink what they do in the classroom and why they do it. In so doing, each comes to re-imagine who they are as teachers and as individuals. This engaging collection illuminates writing as a powerful tool for thinking deeply about how and why teachers respond to students in particular ways. Book Features: Prompts and suggested writing exercises at the end of each chapter to support teacher-writer groups. Guiding questions at the end of each chapter to support the instructional practices of K-12 teachers. Powerful stories of teachers' and students' experiences with standards, tracking practices, evaluation practices, and life. Helpful appendices, including books for further reading and an essay about the Oral Inquiry Process by Bob Fecho. “This is an important book for all teachers to read—beginners and experienced, as it confronts all of us as teachers to pay attention to the social and political contexts within which we work and consider what we often ignore—our student’s lives outside of school.” —From the Foreword by Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar at Stanford University “Kudos to Stephanie Jones and her colleagues for making moral sense of the day-to-day craft of education.” —Carl Glickman, educator and author of The Trembling Field: Stories of Wonder, Possibilities, and Downright Craziness Stephanie Jones is associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice at The University of Georgia, and co-director of the Red Clay Writing Project. Her books include The Reading Turn-Around: A Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction.

The Way of the Journal

Author : Kathleen Adams
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Families Professionals and Exceptionality

Author : Ann P. Turnbull
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Guide for parents and professionals on how to collaborate and to advocate for children with special needs. This current edition includes a multicutural approach and vignettes of over a dozen families to provide an understanding of how empowerment can help.

Developing Partnerships with Families Through Children s Literature

Author : Elizabeth Lilly
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This book blends information on contemporary families, research on early literacy, and practical strategies for sharing children's literature in classrooms, homes, and pre-school settings. Content is based on the belief that adult-child interactions around story-reading play a significant role in fostering and developing children's language and literacy skills. This role manifests itself differently according to the social, cultural, and linguistic environment of a child's home. The authors present a selection of children's books from all genres and an array of field-tested ideas for developing early literacy. Authentic voices of teachers, children, and family members illustrate vivid descriptions of successful teacher-family partnerships and literacy strategies that work. FEATURES: Extensive lists of children's books--Coded by age range for easy selection, culturally-diverse titles are incorporated that sensitively portray children with exceptionalities. Supplies readers with a wealth of choices in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, and picture books--provides a starting point for building a personal library to share with their children and families. Significant coverage of family life, including respectful, positive treatment of diversity in traditions, style, and structure--embedded in discussions in every chapter. Gives readers practical suggestions for promoting reading in daily families. Includes daily routines (bedtime, playtime, preparing meals), as well as transitions such the birth of a new child or a death in the family. A Literacy Partnership Cycle --Highlighted by numerous literacy strategies that promote family involvement. Gives readers a simple framework for engaging families in their children's early literacy development--describes effective literacy practices for collaborating with families at home and at childcare centers and preschools. Teacher to Teacher and Family to Family features--Throughout the book. Illuminates text content through the unique experiences of preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, and other childcare specialists--address common concerns and challenges, and offer practical suggestions shown to be effective in translating theory into practice. Internet Resources sections--Highlighted within chapters wherever appropriate. Refer students to Web sites relevant to early literacy, family involvement, children's literature, and advocacy--are ideal for in-class discussions, assignments, or self-study. AUTHOR BIOS: Elizabeth Lilly, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Early Childhood and Literacy Education at Berry College. Her professional experience includes more than 20 years as a preschool, primary, and elementary teacher and teacher educator. Dr. Lilly was closely involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Georgia's Pre-K program. She has conducted workshops for teachers and authored publications on early literacy, family involvement, and children's literature. Her research has focused recently on story reading in linguistically and culturally diverse families. Connie Green, Ph.D., is a professor in the Reading and Birth through Kindergarten programs at Appalachian State University. For 20 years she has worked with both undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs and has conducted research on early reading and writing in both home and early childhood settings. A former kindergarten, elementary, and preschool teacher, she continues her work in early childhood settings. Her favorite times are spent sharing books and playing with her grandchildren and hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Becoming Teammates

Author : Charlene Klassen Endrizzi
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Family Message Journals

Author : Julie Wollman-Bonilla
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This book shares the author's discoveries in a first-grade classroom about Family Message Journals--notebooks in which children write a message to their families each day about something they did, learned, or thought about in school, and then a family member writes a message in reply. The book is intended to spur other teachers to reflect on how they might incorporate Family Message Journals into their programs, in their own ways. The author analyzes how two primary grade teachers implement Family Message Journals in their classrooms, illustrating that the journals are a workable, realistic, and effective strategy for literacy and content learning. She focuses on journal entries of four representative students and their families; questions widespread assumptions about teaching writing; and identifies teachers' and families' roles in helping elementary students appropriate new genres, topics, and purposes for writing. The book's 7 chapters are: (1) Challenging Assumptions about Learning To Write and Teaching Writing; (2) Why Family Message Journals? The Intersection of Writing Instruction, Writing To Learn, and Family Involvement; (3) Family Message Journals in the Classroom; (4) Writing for a Purpose: Writing as a Tool across the Curriculum; (5) Writing for an Audience: The Functions of Children's Messages; (6) Families' Perspectives and Replies; and (7) Family Message Journals Document Growth. (Contains 100 references.) (SR)

Dialogue Journals in the Multilingual Classroom

Author : Joy Kreeft Peyton
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This volume focuses on the use of dialogue journals in classrooms with students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds whose proficiency with spoken and written English is limited. The companion volume to Dialogue Journal Communication (Ablex, 1988), it carefully describes, from a teacher's experience, how dialogue journal writing can be effectively implemented in the multilingual classroom, with practical tips for starting and maintaining the practice, exploiting the benefits, and avoiding the pitfalls. It presents a model of researchers working in close collaboration with teachers and shows the development in the journals of individual students, with extended examples of student and teacher writing so that teachers can see research results that are not hopelessly extracted from the context in which they were produced. At the same time, it has a strong research orientation.

Children s Literacy Development

Author : Patricia Ann Edwards
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Written in an eloquent and practical style, renown author and recognized national authority on family literacy, Patricia Edwards has carefully selected skills, strategies, and examples of family involvement that will empower educators to successfully implement family involvement initiatives. A timely publication on today's political climate with federal monies going into family literacy, Edwards has deliberately and painstakingly chosen research-based, school-tested ideas as the focus of this book.

Annual Summary of Investigations Relating to Reading

Author : Sam Weintraub
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The summaries are grouped according to subject of the investigation. Summaries are brief and designed as a tool to find appropriate research rather than as replacements for reading the published articles.

Annual Summary of Investigations Relating to Reading July 1 1995 to June 30 1996

Author : International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
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This book (the 72nd and last in the annual series) summarizes approximately 500 reports of reading research identified between July 1, 1995 and June 30, 1996. The research studies in the book are categorized into 6 major areas: (1) summaries of reading research; (2) teacher preparation and practice; (3) sociology of reading; (4) physiology and psychology of reading; (5) the teaching of reading; and (6) reading of atypical learners. All but the first category in the book are further subcategorized, and individual studies within subcategories are grouped by subject. An author index and a list of journals monitored conclude the book. (RS)

Dissertation Abstracts International

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Literacy in America

Author : Barbara J. Guzzetti
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Offers comprehensive information about literacy and related instructional and assessment topics.

Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling

Author : Richard E. Watts
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Family Literacy

Author : Lesley Mandel Morrow
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Comprehensive listing and discussion of family literacy programs and practices.