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

Region:
Southeast
Abstract:

Description: A Second Grade Teacher's Guide to Supporting Family Involvement in Foundational Reading Skills will be part of a suite of resources teachers can use with families to encourage 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 supporting 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 conferences.

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., word 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 second grade literacy.

Similar guides for kindergarten and grades 1 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