Connect With Low-Literate Families: A Three-Tiered Approach

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  • Sep 4 2010 10:37 AM

    Mary Kay Monson

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This ReadWriteThink lesson involves giving children from low-literate families stories to read at home to enhance the home-school connection. Following Smith and Piper's three-tier scaffolding model, the teacher prepares students to read the story unassisted, avoiding the possibility of placing low-literate caregivers in the potentially alienating position of having to act as literacy instructors; yet, the model still enables caregivers to celebrate their child's achievement and to contribute their insight and understanding in ways that are most comfortable to them. This lesson includes links to student materials and to related Web sites. Less

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    Grade: TK/K to 2

    Topics: Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts

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