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6421 Ralph K Home School Partnership Project Power Point Presentation


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6421 Ralph K Home School Partnership Project Power Point Presentation

  1. 1. Home/School Partnership Kimberly Ralph READ 6421 640
  2. 2. Partnerships <ul><li>Pickett (2004) defines partnership as having a common interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Our common interest is educating the children. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Teachers Need Parents <ul><li>If parents are involved in their children’s education, the children are more successful in school(Meyer & Mann, 2006). </li></ul><ul><li>Parent involvement is a strong indicator of academic achievement (Meyer & Mann, 2006). </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Can Teachers Do? <ul><li>Two examples of how teachers and parents can work together are: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Home Visits </li></ul><ul><li>2. Home Reading Programs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Home Visits <ul><li>1. Can be helpful in establishing connections between the home and school. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Helps teachers understand a child’s family better (Meyer & Mann, 2006). </li></ul><ul><li>3. Establishes a teacher/parent relationship on a positive note from the beginning of the school year. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Power of Home Visits <ul><li>In Meyer & Mann (2006) regarding the benefits of home visits, teachers expressed the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Home visits helped improve his/her relationship with the parent and child. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall communication with parents improved. </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing the home environment helped him/her understand the children and their behavior better. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Take-Home Literacy Programs <ul><li>Key Components of a successful early reading program: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>2.Word Decoding </li></ul>
  8. 8. Take-Home Literacy Programs <ul><li>Even when these components are present in the instructional program, sometimes children need more time than can allotted in the course of the school day. </li></ul><ul><li>The home is the most logical area for expansion of a literacy program(Padak & Rasinski, 2006). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Characteristics of a Successful Take-Home Literacy Program <ul><li>Create activities that are fun and easy to follow. Keep the involvement time to 10-15 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a means of documentation for easy monitoring. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide authentic reading texts (rhymes, poems and jokes) and follow the “read to, read with, and listen to children” pattern. </li></ul><ul><li>Train parents and provide ongoing support. (Padak & Rasinski, 2006) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fast Start <ul><li>Fast Start (FS) is a take-home literacy program for primary students. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents work with a reading passage each day. </li></ul><ul><li>FS follows the “read to, read with and listen to children” format. </li></ul><ul><li>Parent and child work on phonemic awareness or word study. </li></ul><ul><li>(Padak & Rasinski, 2006) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bringing it All Together <ul><li>Parents and teachers share a common interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Both want to help children be successful in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Working together can help teachers and parents achieve that goal. </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Pickett, J.P. (Ed.) (2004). The American Heritage Dictionary . (4 th ed., 616). New York: Bantam Dell. </li></ul><ul><li>Meyer, J.A. & Mann, M.B. (2006). Teachers’ perceptions of the benefits of home visits for early elementary children. Early Childhood Education Journal , 34 (1), 93-97. </li></ul>
  13. 13. References <ul><li>Padak, N. & Rasinski, T. (2006). Home- school partnerships in literacy education: From rhetoric to reality. The Reading Teacher , 60 , 292-296. </li></ul>