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Living Literacy at Home: A Parent's Guide

Policastro, Margaret Mary

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Title: Living Literacy at Home: A Parent's Guide

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: PAP

Book Condition: New

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Reading to children at home is a joyful and celebratory time for parents and children alike. Both relish in the story and the time spent together. Early exposure to texts provides other benefits as well because it prepares the child for school and builds a love of reading. Living Literacy at Home provides tips and strategies to help parents build those connections. Included is a snapshot of what literacy looks like in today's classroom and support on how to make that home-to-school connection, how to build a home library and develop a reading routine, and how to make every day a literacy-rich day. Easy-to-use forms and a glossary of literacy terms round out this resource. Although the book is intended for parents of children in kindergarten through grade 8, the routines and suggestions can be easily adapted for any grade level.

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Dr. Margaret Mary Policastro is a professor of language and literacy at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois where she directs the language and literacy program and is the founding director of the Summer Reading Clinic for children. Margaret has over 30 years of teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in language and literacy at Roosevelt University. She has worked over 10 years on grant funded literacy projects in Chicago Public Schools and is currently the principal investigator of the Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), funded by No child Left Behind (NCLB). Margaret grew up in South Bend, Indiana and attended Indiana University where she received her B.S. in art and elementary education and her M.S. in reading. After teaching art and reading in Indiana, she moved to Chicago, Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at Northwestern University in reading and language. Dr. Policastro's research interests currently focus on access to books for parents, children, and teachers and ongoing professional development for teachers and what effects these have on student learning. She is the co-author of The New Balanced Literacy Classroom: Implementing Common Core and Formative Assessment in the New Balanced Literacy Classroom.

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