Family Literacy Related Publications
Administrative Documents and Policies
To access Family Literacy administrative documents and policies, click here.
Baby I've Got My Eye on You
Check out this wonderful resource developed by the PA Department of Health. This12 page handbook focuses on home safety for parents of children ages birth - five. For the English version, click here to download and print. Spanish version, click here.
This article addresses how to develop communication skills in infants and toddlers. Click here to access
Better Kid Care
The KEYS to quality childcare and early learning opportunities...
Looking for resources to help families locate quality childcare and early learning opportunities? Below you will find an article on locating quality care and the Keystone Stars facility locator developed by OCDEL. Why not use these resources to develop some adult and parenting lesson plans?
To access the article, click here.
To access the locator, click here.
Mind in the Making and First Book Collaboration
First Book is excited to announce a new partnership with Families and Work Institute to provide a collection of high-quality children’s books that promote the skills featured in the best-selling book Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky.
This exciting new collection will help families and teachers in fostering Executive Function Life Skills, all research based, that help children thrive now and in the future. Click here to access the list.
NCFL Report: Meta Analysis of the Studies of High Performing Family Literacy Programs
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Harvard Family Involvement Research Digests
These summaries highlight new research, methods, and findings in family educational involvement. The digests condense findings from published studies, interviews, and meta-analyses—written by others in the family involvement field—into easily readable form. To access them, visit: http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/publications-series/family-involvement-research-digests
Parent Activity Unpacking Chart
Physical Activity Newsletters
Check out the family focused physical activity newsletters developed by TIU 11 for the statewide Keystone Kids Go! initiative. These monthly newsletters encourage families to shut off the TV and move together and make a great resource for the AE, PE and ILA components. You can access them at: http://www.panen.org/keystone-kids-go/go-families
Working with Adult English Language Learners is designed to support adult education and family literacy instructors who are new to serving English language learners and their families. You can access the toolkit by clicking on the icon below.
The Parents’ Guides to Student Success were developed by teachers, parents and education experts in response to the Common Core State Standards that more than 45 states have adopted.
Created for grades K-8 high school English language arts/literacy and mathematics the guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
A Practitioner's Resources...
to Interactive Literacy Activities is information developed by the Goodling Institute and designed to provide a broad overview of Interactive Literacy Activities (ILA) and suggest ways to implement ILA more effectively. To access the resources, click here.
PreK-3rd: Challenging Common Myths About Dual