Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Facilitating the Sharing of Literacy Resources for families of ELLs

From the Iowa Reading Research Center July newsletter: 

Dr. Schmitz’s presentation at the IRA conference introduced a brand new resource on the IRRC website: Facilitation guides for family liaisons to introduce families to online literacy resources for children who are still learning English. We would like to extend our thanks to Vinh Nguyen and his staff from the Des Moines school district, Principal Julie Robinson of Mann Elementary in Iowa City, and ELL Consultant Lynn Tiemann of Grant Wood AEA for their assistance in reviewing these materials and providing helpful feedback. 

Teacher librarians may find one of these resources particularly helpful. The facilitation guide for helping parents understand how to make reading with your child most effective is a script for a great literacy night activity! 

Another guide leads you through introducing families to the International Children's Digital Library website.

Check them out!