Klingler, Susan
July 2008
Indiana Libraries;2008, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p36
The article focuses on issues encompassing the child's low literacy levels, especially those among non-white and low income families in the U.S. A research relates that a child's literacy experiences before entering school are so important that children who lack rich language experiences from birth until age three or four are already left behind before they enter school. According to the International Reading Association, family literacy is a broad term that extends the ways parents, children and extended family members use literacy at home and in their community. Moreover, the author evokes that high school librarian and classroom teacher could collaborate to develop lessons for instruction and practice in story telling and reading and field trips to the local library and preschools.


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