Mutual Concerns of the International Reading Association and the P.T.A / Margaret Sloan.

Presented in this paper are some suggestions for cooperation between the schools and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for the improvement of children's reading ability. Suggestions for how the school can inform the parents about the school's reading program include: undertaking a long range stud...

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Main Author: Sloan, Margaret
Language:English
Published: [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1974.
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Physical Description:11 pages
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Presented in this paper are some suggestions for cooperation between the schools and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for the improvement of children's reading ability. Suggestions for how the school can inform the parents about the school's reading program include: undertaking a long range study of the reading program in the school; explaining sequential skills programs and what a child experiences as he progresses from level to level; explaining the recordkeeping and evaluation system; providing training sessions for volunteer help and teacher aides; planning workshops for preschool parents; promoting story hours and book review sessions; and planning means where parents can receive help, ask questions, and receive answers. Suggestions for what the school can do to involve the parents and to enlist their services include: maintaining an open door policy; planning home visits, telephone calls to report on a child's progress, and social events; training parents to help out in the library; and providing activities parents can use at home with their preschool child. Suggestions for what parents can do to help the teachers and the school include volunteering to assist with extra-curricular activities, assisting with preschool roundups and vision and hearing tests, and serving as a resource person. (WR)
Note:ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (19th, New Orleans, May 1-4, 1974).
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Call Number:ED092876 Microfiche
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