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Crash Course in Family Literacy Programs.

By: Chance, Rosemary.
Contributor(s): Sheneman, Laura.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Crash Course: Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2012Description: 1 online resource (141 p.).ISBN: 9781598848892.Subject(s): Family literacy programs - United States - Handbooks, manuals, etc | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching | Literacy - United States - Handbooks, manuals, etc | Reading - Parent participation - United States - Handbooks, manuals, etcGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Crash Course in Family Literacy ProgramsDDC classification: 302.224409 LOC classification: LC151 | .C436 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Crash Course in Family Literacy Programs; Recent Titles in Libraries Unlimited Crash Course Series; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface and Acknowledgments; Chapter 1-What Is Literacy?; Viewing Literacy through Six Stages of Literary Appreciation; Viewing Literacy through Know-How; Variables of Literacy Development; A Brief Historical View of Literacy Seen through a Progression of Books for Youth; 18th- and 19th-Century Books for Youth; 20th-Century Books for Youth; Awards for Authors, Illustrators, and Books; Conclusion; Chapter 2-What Is Family Literacy?
Who Is Affected Most by the Lack of Literacy?What Is a Family Literacy Program?; What Are the Benefits of Family Literacy Programs?; What Is the Role of Parents in Family Literacy Programs?; What Is the Role of Librarians in Family Literacy Programs?; Conclusion; Chapter 3-Who Funds Family Literacy Programs?; Major Family Literacy Programs; Basic Understandings of Grant Applications; Basic Advice for Completing a Successful Grant Application; Basics of Local Funding; Conclusion; Chapter 4-What Does Research Tells Us about Family Literacy? Holly Weimar; Premise for Research; Adult Literacy
AttendanceFamily Literacy: Adolescents and Younger Children; Impact of Parent Involvement and Family Literacy Programs; Transnational Literacy; Organizational Support for Research on Family Literacy; Building Blocks of Family Literacy for Parent-Child Interactions; Research and Evaluation of Family Literacy Programs; Some Long-Term Results of Family Literacy; Conclusion; Chapter 5-What Does Research Tell Us about the Importance of Reading?; Stephen D. Krashen; Free Voluntary Reading; Impact of Poverty on Literacy; Jim Trelease; Reading Research Statistics; Advice about Nurturing Readers
Keith LanceConclusion; Chapter 6-What Is a Family Literacy Event?; Federal Government's Definition of Comprehensive Program; National Model Programs; At Your Library; Conclusion; Chapter 7-What Are the Steps to Preparing a Family Literacy Event?; Develop a Team; Other Professionals and Volunteers; Community Involvement; Choosing a Time and Topic; Planning Sheet; Choice of Materials for Family Literacy Event; Publicity; Funding; Assessment; Conclusion; Chapter 8-What Is the Role of Parent-Child Literacy Interaction and Parent Education?; Parent-Child Literacy Interactions
Sample Parent-Child Literacy Interaction PlansConclusion; Parenting Education and Support; Sample Parent Education Plans; Conclusion; Chapter 9-What Is Special about Bilingual/Multicultural Family Literacy?; With contributions from Dr. Maria Magdalena Aguilar Crandall and Dr. John A. Sutterby; Literacy Practices in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Homes; Family Literacy Models from the American Library Association's Five Ethnic Affiliates; Adapting Libraries for Multilingual/Multicultural Populations; Increases in Multicultural/Multilingual Population; Multicultural Expectations
Alternative Literacies
Summary: Public and school librarians recognize the importance of promoting literacy to all patrons, but this task can be challenging, especially when working with culturally or linguistically diverse populations. Family literacy programs can bring positive changes in parental involvement and student achievement by involving adults in a family to demonstrate, model, and guide children in literacy-related activities.
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Cover; Crash Course in Family Literacy Programs; Recent Titles in Libraries Unlimited Crash Course Series; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface and Acknowledgments; Chapter 1-What Is Literacy?; Viewing Literacy through Six Stages of Literary Appreciation; Viewing Literacy through Know-How; Variables of Literacy Development; A Brief Historical View of Literacy Seen through a Progression of Books for Youth; 18th- and 19th-Century Books for Youth; 20th-Century Books for Youth; Awards for Authors, Illustrators, and Books; Conclusion; Chapter 2-What Is Family Literacy?

Who Is Affected Most by the Lack of Literacy?What Is a Family Literacy Program?; What Are the Benefits of Family Literacy Programs?; What Is the Role of Parents in Family Literacy Programs?; What Is the Role of Librarians in Family Literacy Programs?; Conclusion; Chapter 3-Who Funds Family Literacy Programs?; Major Family Literacy Programs; Basic Understandings of Grant Applications; Basic Advice for Completing a Successful Grant Application; Basics of Local Funding; Conclusion; Chapter 4-What Does Research Tells Us about Family Literacy? Holly Weimar; Premise for Research; Adult Literacy

AttendanceFamily Literacy: Adolescents and Younger Children; Impact of Parent Involvement and Family Literacy Programs; Transnational Literacy; Organizational Support for Research on Family Literacy; Building Blocks of Family Literacy for Parent-Child Interactions; Research and Evaluation of Family Literacy Programs; Some Long-Term Results of Family Literacy; Conclusion; Chapter 5-What Does Research Tell Us about the Importance of Reading?; Stephen D. Krashen; Free Voluntary Reading; Impact of Poverty on Literacy; Jim Trelease; Reading Research Statistics; Advice about Nurturing Readers

Keith LanceConclusion; Chapter 6-What Is a Family Literacy Event?; Federal Government's Definition of Comprehensive Program; National Model Programs; At Your Library; Conclusion; Chapter 7-What Are the Steps to Preparing a Family Literacy Event?; Develop a Team; Other Professionals and Volunteers; Community Involvement; Choosing a Time and Topic; Planning Sheet; Choice of Materials for Family Literacy Event; Publicity; Funding; Assessment; Conclusion; Chapter 8-What Is the Role of Parent-Child Literacy Interaction and Parent Education?; Parent-Child Literacy Interactions

Sample Parent-Child Literacy Interaction PlansConclusion; Parenting Education and Support; Sample Parent Education Plans; Conclusion; Chapter 9-What Is Special about Bilingual/Multicultural Family Literacy?; With contributions from Dr. Maria Magdalena Aguilar Crandall and Dr. John A. Sutterby; Literacy Practices in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Homes; Family Literacy Models from the American Library Association's Five Ethnic Affiliates; Adapting Libraries for Multilingual/Multicultural Populations; Increases in Multicultural/Multilingual Population; Multicultural Expectations

Alternative Literacies

Public and school librarians recognize the importance of promoting literacy to all patrons, but this task can be challenging, especially when working with culturally or linguistically diverse populations. Family literacy programs can bring positive changes in parental involvement and student achievement by involving adults in a family to demonstrate, model, and guide children in literacy-related activities.

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The material in this slim volume is presented in a dry, unengaging, and somewhat disjointed manner, and the intended audience is unclear. Although the book seeks to address public and/or school librarians and library administrators, it is uncertain whether it succeeds at reaching any of these target audiences effectively. It begins by providing a general definition of literacy, and of family literacy specifically, and a discussion of the socioeconomic and cultural variables to development, at-risk populations, and barriers to literacy. Subsequent chapters include information about funding sources and the grant-application process; research about family literacy and the importance of reading; national model family literacy initiatives; the planning, publicity, and assessment of family literacy events; parent-child literacy interaction; and bilingual/multicultural family literacy. Samples of family literacy programs, with book titles and related activities, are provided. An appendix includes interviews with a public librarian, a school librarian, a school principal, and a reading specialist regarding family literacy. It is surprising that although the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) initiative, Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library, is briefly mentioned, there is no in-depth discussion of this program, although other national programs not as relevant to public and school libraries are discussed in greater depth. Although references are listed after every chapter, no list of recommended books, websites, and resources is provided. For more comprehensive information on this topic, see Susan B. Neuman and David K. Dickinson's Handbook of Early Literacy Research (Guilford, 2011) and Patricia A. Edwards's Children's Literacy Development: Making It Happen Through School, Family, and Community Involvement (Allyn & Bacon, 2003). For practical information regarding planning effective family literacy programs, see Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting and Pamela Martin-Diaz's Early Literacy Storytimes @ Your Library: Partnering with Caregivers for Success (ALA, 2005) and Kathryn Totten's Family Literacy Storytimes: Readymade Storytimes Suitable for the Whole Family (Neal-Schuman, 2009).-Francesca Burgess, Brooklyn Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Rosemary Chance , PhD, is assistant professor in the Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.</p> <p> Laura Sheneman , EdD, teaches in the Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. Previously, she served as an elementary school librarian.</p>

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