Teaching Reading: K-2 Workshop
Before You Watch | Connecting School and Home
The video for this session examines the research and related practices for building positive home-school connections. Dr. Paratore presents research on how language, culture, and socio-economics influence the different ways parents use literacy at home. After the lecture, workshop participants discuss their experiences in promoting parent involvement. They then watch and discuss classroom excerpts illustrating ways to connect school and home literacy.
Materials Needed for This Session
A student’s work samples and assessment records.
Throughout the session, questions are posed to guide you through the topic. If you are working in a group, discuss your responses; if you are working alone, reflect on them in your journal.
To prepare for the workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge, read an article on home-school literacy practices, and review important terms.
What do you already know?
Print and complete the Connecting School and Home Chart (PDF).
Assignment: Save your Connecting School and Home Chart to revise at the end of the session.
Read this article:
Home and School Together Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Paratore, J. R. “Home and School Together: Helping Beginning Readers Succeed.” In Farstrup, A. E., and S. J. Samuels, eds. What Research Has To Say About Reading Instruction, 48-68. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 2000. www.reading.org
Review these important terms:
Funds of knowledge
Revise your chart:
Return to your Connecting School and Home chart. Add any new thoughts, ideas, or questions based on your readings and review of important terms.
Workshop 1 Creating a Literate Community
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles for creating effective classroom routines and environments.
Workshop 2 Supporting the English Language Learner
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of effective early literacy instruction for English Language Learners.
Workshop 3 Word Study and Fluency
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of word study and fluency in early literacy.
Workshop 4 Comprehension and Response
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of effective comprehension instruction in early literacy.
Workshop 5 Teaching Writing as a Process
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles on writing instruction in early literacy.
Workshop 6 Differentiating Instruction
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of differentiating instruction in early literacy.
Workshop 7 Using Assessment To Guide Instruction
In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of assessment in early literacy.
video 8 Connecting School and Home
In this session, teachers will examine their beliefs on how parents contribute to students' literacy and their own roles in engaging parents as partners in student motivation and learning. They will discuss their own interactions with parents and explore ways they might build on existing practices.