‘Very accessible - not too technical or jargon-ridden. The practical suggestions were useful too - if professionals feel inspired to promote change in their practice and policy it is helpful to have suggestions on where to start and what to do’ - Management in Education.
Few primary teachers have a chance to find out in detail what children have already learnt, and continue to learn, about literacy at home with their parents. This book gives a clear demonstration of literacy learning that takes place at home, and how it differs from, as well as relates to, literacy at school. It will help teachers to increase their understanding of this process and to build on their relationship with parents. Such understanding, the book shows, can directly enhance children's literacy performance in school.
Chapter 7: Home-School Relations and Children's Literacy
Home-School Relations and Children's Literacy
We have explored in some depth the literacy environments of the children's homes. But what happens at the interface with schools? In this chapter I survey various aspects of home-school relations, ranging from a detailed look at some of the specific ways that parents and teachers work together to help the children, to more general enquiries about how they relate with one another. The reason for doing this is to explore what this might mean for children's literacy.
Children Reading to Parents from School Books
Since a number of key research projects in the 1970s and 1980s showed the possibilities and the benefits of children reading to their parents from books used in school (for example, Tizard, Schofield ...