FAB:ulous! Family Literacy Nights: Learning to Listen to Families

McIntyre, Ellen; Longwell-Grice, Hope; Kyle, Diane
September 2002
Reading Horizons;Sep/Oct2002, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
This article describes our implementation of a program aimed at supporting families' literacy through books and strategies and through capitalizing on what the families know and care about. We held several Family Literacy Nights in which we planned activities, workshops, and book give-aways around families' interests, discerned during the first event. We struggled with simultaneously accomplishing our goals and those that reflected the families. In this article we share our successes as well as the lessons we learned about how to do this work.


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