Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

What Should We Expect of Family Literacy?: Experiences of Latino Children Whose Parents Participate in an Intergenerational Literacy Project

Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

What Should We Expect of Family Literacy?: Experiences of Latino Children Whose Parents Participate in an Intergenerational Literacy Project

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Paratore, Jeanne R., Gigliana Melzi, and Barbara Krol-Sinclair. (Eds.). (1999). What Should We Expect of Family Literacy?: Experiences of Latino Children Whose Parents Participate in an Intergenerational Literacy Project. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. 138 pp. ISBN 0-87207-246-0 (pbk.)

In this cohesive collection of portraits of children and their families, the authors present three groups of children and their parents. They show how literacy growth is a result of the interplay of multiple factors involved at school and at home. In one group are students who do well in school, in the second group are students "on their way," and in the third group are students who struggle in school. Although particular variables of achievement surface as patterns among the children and their families, the patterns arc not uniform for all the children. …

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