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Improving Primary Literacy

Linking Home and School, 1st Edition

By Anthony Feiler, Jane Andrews, Pamela Greenhough, Martin Hughes, David Johnson, Mary Scanlan, Wan Ching Yee


96 pages

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pub: 2007-04-05
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Parents can play an immensely important role in supporting their children's literacy learning at home, but how can primary teachers enlist the support of parents in helping children learn literacy?

With a focus on improving children's literacy skills, this book provides practical answers to key questions that are directly relevant to all primary teachers and to many parents. It presents new ways of linking learning in home and school through a range of activities that can be used to share knowledge between children, parents and teachers. Activities include:

  • teachers and children making videos to show parents how children learn literacy in school
  • parents and children taking photos of the 'everyday' literacy they use outside school
  • parents and teachers exchanging information through Home-School folders and diaries.

Particular attention is given to ways of working with parents from a diverse range of family backgrounds reflecting the multi-ethnic nature of many schools today.

The practical activities can easily be fitted into the day-to-day activities of busy classrooms and can provide crucial new ways of improving children's learning of literacy skills.

Table of Contents

1. Why link home and school learning? 2. Literacy at home 3. Literacy at school 4. Literacy activities that take school to home 5. Literacy activities that bring home into school 6. Home-school knowledge exchange: benefits and challenges Appendix: The Home School Knowledge Exchange Project

About the Series

Improving Practice (TLRP)

Books in the Improving Practice series present tried-and-tested advice to encourage and support teachers in exploring new ways of enhancing learning experiences and improving educational outcomes of all sorts. Each book is eminently practical yet underpinned by research from the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP), the UK’s largest ever coordinated education enquiry.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics