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The First Grade Teacher's Guide to Supporting Family Involvement in Foundational Reading Skills


Description: A First Grade Teacher's Guide to Supporting Family In-volvement in Foundational Reading Skills will be part of a suite of resources teachers can use with families to encour-age and facilitate literacy support for children at home. The suite of resources will include a Teacher Guide, Family Activities, and Family Videos. The information in the Teacher Guide will be designed to assist teachers in sup-porting out-of-school literacy activities that are aligned to classroom instruction, informed by student need, grounded in evidence-based practices (the Foundational Reading Skills Practice Guide), and facilitated by ongoing parent-teacher communication. The Teacher Guide will provide a framework for literacy support activities presented during schools' family literacy nights and parent-teacher confer-ences.

The Family Activities will contain evidence-based literacy activities that the teacher can give to the parent during family literacy night or at parent-teacher conferences for the parents to do at home with their child. Each activity will use family-friendly language and include a user-friendly format. Materials needed (e.g., letter cards) for each activity will be included.

The Family Videos will depict families using the activities to support children's literacy at home. The videos can be shown at the school's literacy night or during parent-teacher conferences to illustrate family involvement in first grade literacy.

Similar guides for kindergarten and grades 2 and 3 will also be available.

Projected Release Date: Winter, 2020

Partnership or Research Alliance: Georgia Literacy Partnership

Related Products: Tool

Principal Investigators & Affiliation:
Marcia Kosanovich, Ph.D.
Florida State University