Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading (Elementary)--Parent participation;
Schools and families are continually searching for ways to bridge learning between home and school. Partnerships that encourage literacy learning at home are especially important for young children. Literacy backpacks were designed to encourage parents and children to engage in meaningful literacy experiences in their homes. The literacy backpacks include a collection of literature, activities, and supplies that enable families to enjoy literacy learning in an informal setting. Literacy backpacks provide emergent readers and writers opportunities to see adults model literacy behaviors, to engage in meaningful interactions with adults and text at home, and to actively construct literacy knowledge independently.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2004 Lori J. Logan
Logan, Lori J., "Literacy backpacks for emergent readers" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 1099.