Report: Partnering with Families for Early Language and Literacy – Research-based Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers

This report written by Ohio’s Statewide Family Engagement Center is for teachers, pre-K through 3rd grade, looking to improve their strategies for partnering with families for children’s language and literacy development. The following strategies drawn from the research literature offer opportunities for teachers to build stronger partnerships with families to support children’s language and literacy development.

Click below to download the full report, which includes “opportunities teachers can use” for every strategy below.

  • Provide families with information on shared reading and literacy practices.
  • Encourage families to have fun with language and literacy.
  • Create roles for parents in the school that support literacy.
  • Learn from families about children’s culture, skills and interests, and use that information to create literacy lessons and assignments.
  • Provide families with books and other literacy resources.
  • Assist families in understanding their children’s language and literacy progress.
  • Provide special supports for non-native English speaking families.
  • Have high, positive expectations of families’ desires and abilities to contribute to their children’s language and literacy development, and view differences as assets.

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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.

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