Family literacy events made easy 2013

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Family literacy events made easy 2013

  1. 1. FAMILY LITERACY EVENTS MADE EASY! Dr. Rosemary Chance
  2. 2. BONJOUR!
  3. 3. MERCI, LAREDO!
  4. 4. FAMILY LITERACY #1 At the heart is the improvement of reading and writing skills for children & parents in one family.
  5. 5. FAMILY LITERACY #2 “The home is the child’s first school, the parent is the child’s first teacher, and reading is the child’s first subject.”
  6. 6. FAMILY LITERACY #3 Child-parent relationships are essential to the development of a child’s literacy ability.
  7. 7. INTIMIDATING PLACES
  8. 8. INTIMIDATING RELATIONSHIPS
  9. 9. LACK OF LITERACY • The working poor • Female heads of households • Minority groups • English-language learners
  10. 10. MAJOR BARRIERS • Few books in the home • Parents don’t model reading • No easy access to transportation • Parents are uncomfortable entering schools and libraries
  11. 11. 2 MAJOR OBJECTIVES OF AN EVENT 1. Interactive literacy activities 2. Training for parents
  12. 12. BRING FAMILIES TOGETHER
  13. 13. NATIONAL & STATE PROGRAMS A carefully planned sequence of events and meetings Even Start ($30,000 to $7 million) Improving Literacy through School Libraries Barbara Bush Foundation for Literacy
  14. 14.  Professional families – 45 million words  Working class – 26 million words  Welfare families – 13 million words READ ALOUD HANDBOOK Research: # of Words Children Hear
  15. 15.  Grade level(s)  Theme  Welcoming activity  Introduction  Read aloud  An activity for both parent and child  Art project or activity  Time to read as a family  Refreshments  Conclusion  Something to take home 10 BASIC STEPS OF A FAMILY LITERACY EVENT
  16. 16. CLICK, CLA CK, MOO: COW S THA T TY PE
  17. 17.  Second & third graders  Farm animals  Variety of puppets & masks  Goals for children  Goals for parents  Librarian reads book aloud EXAMPLE EVENT  Make masks; drama  Books about farm animals  Milk & cookies  Reading is fun & interactive  Choose a free paperback
  18. 18. DOGS & PETS
  19. 19. MOVIES BASED ON BOOKS
  20. 20. BEARS
  21. 21. DRAMA!
  22. 22. OH, NO!
  23. 23. RHYMES
  24. 24. TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
  25. 25. BIOGRAPHIES
  26. 26. EVENT VARIATION  Come & go  5-7 p.m.  Simple activity  Guest reader  Drawing for books or…  Milk & cookies
  27. 27. BENEFITS OF AN EVENT Reading can expand a family’s horizons Access to books for those with limited access Parents & children interact in literacy activities Brings families to libraries for literacy and learning
  28. 28. TURNING A STORYTIME INTO A LITERACY EVENT Same books Same themes Same crafts Same literacy skills Hand out tips to parents
  29. 29. 5 KEYS TO IMPACT LITERACY Frequent events Consistent events Faculty/staff Keep it simple! Planning
  30. 30. A LIST OF PICTURE BOOKS
  31. 31. A PLANNING GUIDE
  32. 32. RESEARCH SOURCE Handbook of Family Literacy Edited by Barbara Hanna Wasik Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004
  33. 33. CRASH COURSE IN FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAMS
  34. 34. Twitter: texaspageturner Tumblr: http://realrosemary.tumblr.com Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/RealRosemary/ Email: rxc001@shsu.edu
  35. 35. AU REVOIR

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