Getting Dads on Board

Fostering Literacy Partnerships for Successful Student Learning

Getting Dads On Board offers teachers effective techniques for attracting, recruiting, and keeping fathers involved in their children's literacy learning. Real-life experiences illustrate how a father's individual interests, strengths, and identity can complement and enrich his child's learning. Filled with sample letters to send home (with suggested games and activities), as well as ideas for workshops and other literacy events, this book provides teachers with a range of tools they can use to get and keep dads on board.

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Getting Dads On Board offers teachers effective techniques for attracting, recruiting, and keeping fathers involved in their children's literacy learning. Real-life experiences illustrate how a father's individual interests, strengths, and identity can complement and enrich his child's learning. Filled with sample letters to send home (with suggested games and activities), as well as ideas for workshops and other literacy events, this book provides teachers with a range of tools they...read more

About the Author(s)

Jane Baskwill is an associate professor at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia. A former classroom teacher and school principal, Jane is the author of many professional books and articles for teachers, as well as several children's picture books.

Table of Contents

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Introduction
Chapter 1: Getting Dads Involved
Chapter 2: Dads Reading to Kids
Chapter 3: Dads and Kids Reading Together
Chapter 4: Writing and Creating Together
Chapter 5: Workshops and Take-home Kits
Chapter 6: Further Connecting Classroom and Home
Appendix: Books to Read Aloud
Professional Resources
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 128 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 8234
ISBN: 978-155138-234-0

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