Family Literacy Experiences

Creating Reading and Writing Opportunities That Support Classroom Learning

Family Literacy Experiences explores the power of the connection between home and school, showing teachers how to make the world outside the classroom an integral part of compelling instruction.

The book offers a multitude of effective and practical ways that teachers can use what already excites and motivates students. It invites teachers to recognize the rich diversity of literacy experiences outside the classroom and create a parallel classroom where meaningful reading and writing takes place.

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Family Literacy Experiences explores the power of the connection between home and school, showing teachers how to make the world outside the classroom an integral part of compelling instruction.

The book offers a multitude of effective and practical ways that teachers can use what already excites and motivates students. It invites teachers to recognize the rich diversity of literacy experiences outside the classroom and create a parallel classroom where meaningful reading and ...read more

About the Author(s)

Jennifer currently teachers undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy education and conducts research studies in the area of new literacies, multimodality, family literacy, and multiliteracies.

She received her PhD in literacy education from King's College, London, University of London, and was an ESL teacher for two years.

Table of Contents

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Foreword by Dorothy Strickland
Introduction
I. Bridging Home and School
   1. What is Family Literacy?
         Invitations to Bridge Home and School
   2. Rethinking Literacy
         Multiple Modes and Literacies
   3. Texts
         Shifts in Cueing Systems
         Text Selection
   4. Funds of Knowledge and Culture
         Home Literacies
         Culture
         Cultural Resources
   5. Using Multiliteracies to Teach
         Literacy by Design
         Types of Activities
         Writing and Technology
         Incorporating Family Literacy into Your School
II. New Texts, New Skills
    The Internet by Isabel Pederson
    Growing Up with Television
    Music Between Generations by Anne Burke
    Comic Books: Heroes and Villains
    Online Chatting and Texting by Louis Chen
    Newspapers: Artifacts of a Bigger World
    Rap and Hip-Hop Culture by Marika Autrand
    Video Games
    Collector Cards by Brenda Stein Dzaldov
    Magazines: Words and Images
    Blogs: Collaborating Online by Erica C. Boling
    Movies as More Than Entertainment
    Zines: A Voice on Issues by Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau
Concluding Thoughts: Meeting Students Halfway
Afterword by Kate Pahl
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 160 pp/paper
Item No: 0491
ISBN: 978-157110-491-5

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