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Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 377–384 | Cite as

Welcoming Families: A Parent Literacy Project in a Linguistically Rich, High-Poverty School

  • Diane Barone
Article

Abstract

This article focuses on a parent literacy project that included shared reading and how to support this strategy with families who have a home language other than English and live in poverty circumstances. Literature about the importance of shared reading to children’s literacy development is shared in tandem with the importance of building parent and school collaborations. Details are provided about the literacy project of working with families at Greenbrae Elementary with supporting photographs and parent comments. Strategies to bring such an approach to other schools are described with many pragmatic concerns addressed.

Keywords

Family literacy Shared book reading ELLs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA

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