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Elementary Parent Resources


Helping parents support children is a key factor in successful literacy development.  We have selected the best titles from a variety of publishers that provide a wealth of suggestions and practical information for parents and teachers.  The books are easy to read, parent friendly and parent tested.
Parent Resource Library
Elementary Resource Library

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Price :$207.00
We have selected the best titles from a variety of publishers.  The books are easy to read and parent friendly.
 
This collection includes 100 Parent Guides, 100 Parent Tips Bookmarks and 15 titles.
101 Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Read and Write
Author(s) : Mary Behm, Richard Behm
Price :$6.95
Grades K - 5
A 1999 Parents' Choice Approved Seal Winner! This book provides a terrific collection of practical and enjoyable suggestions for parents to help their children develop reading and writing skills in the home environment at bedtime, while watching TV, in the car on vacation, at the grocery store, or in the kitchen. Parents discover how to incorporate literacy learning into activities any time, anywhere!
Beyond Bedtime Stories
A Parent's Guide to Promoting Reading, Writing, and Other Literacy Skills from Birth to 5

Author(s) : Susan Bennett-Armistead, Nell Duke, Annie Moses
Price :$23.99
While most parents understand the importance of promoting literacy in their young children, they often aren't sure how to do it. This book provides guidance. Taking a ""literacy-throughout-the-day"" approach, the authors organize the book around spaces in the home-the kitchen, bedroom, living room, and so forth-and suggest fun, stimulating activities for building children's reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in those spaces. Filled with tips, photos, milestones to watch for, and great ideas to try today, Beyond Bedtime Stories is essential reading.
Hey! Listen to This
Stories to Read Aloud

Author(s) : Jim Trelease
Price :$17.00
The 50 selections, sensibly grouped by subject (real life, fantasy, classics, folktales) and difficulty, range from good to outstanding. Some are complete stories; others are appetite-whetting chapters from novels; all are aimed at K-4. Many pieces come from "old favorites" ( Bambi , Homer Price , Charlotte's Web ), while others have been rescued from undeserved obscurity (including a French gem, "The Magic Thread"). Each carefully chosen piece has also been given a setting that shows it to best advantage. Trelease easily captures the reader's interest, particularly with his engaging introductions but also with the lively note on follow-up reading that rounds out each selection.
Parent Power
Energizing Home-School Communication

Author(s) : Brenda Miller Power
Price :$48.75
With parent outreach being an important prerequisite for funding, administrators, supervisors, specialists, and coordinators who routinely spend hundreds--even thousands--of dollars on outreach materials will particularly appreciate the economy of Parent Power. Teachers who are attempting to design a home-communication plan will be inspired to work with parents in dynamic new ways.
The power of informed, involved parents working together with educators can be transformative. Now you can tap into it with this exciting new tool.
 
Parent Resource Library
Early Childhood/Day Care Resource Library

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Price :$156.00
We have selected the best titles from a variety of publishers.  The books are easy to read and parent friendly.
 
This collection includes 14 titles. 
Parenting a Struggling Reader
Author(s) : Susan Hall
Price :$14.00
The first completely comprehensive, practical guide for recognizing, diagnosing, and overcoming any childhood reading difficulty.
According to the National Institute of Health, ten million of our nation’s children (approximately 17 percent) have trouble learning to read. While headlines warn about the nation’s reading crisis, Susan Hall (whose son was diagnosed with dyslexia) and Louisa Moats have become crusaders for action. The result of their years of research and personal experience, Parenting a Struggling Reader provides a revolutionary road map for any parent facing this challenging problem.
 
Raising Lifelong Learners
A Parents' Guide

Author(s) : Lucy Calkins
Price :$16.95

The nationally acclaimed educator who transformed the way children learn to read and write in school shows how to nurture children's imagination at home, from the earliest days of babytalk to the start of school. Drawing upon her influential philosophy of active learning, as well as her personal experience as a parent, Lucy Calkins shows how to stimulate curiosity and spark creative thinking in children.

Raising Readers
Helping Your Child to Literacy

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Price :$25.00
Steven Bialostok is an elementary teacher and reading specialist who has worked in public and private schools since 1975.  He is currently a reading/language arts specialist for a large Sacramento-area school district and presents workshops on emerging literacy to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Steve conceived and wrote this book with the encouragement of his students' parents - a monthly question-and-answer newsletter to them was so enthusiastically received.  It was clear that the information needed to be shared with parents everywhere.
 
 
Read All About It!
Great Read-Aloud Stories, Poems, and Newspaper Pieces for Preteens and Teens

Author(s) : Jim Trelease
Price :$15.00
Great read-aloud selections for teenagers, families and teachers from the bestselling author of The New Read-Aloud Handbook. This collection of 48 works from newspapers, magazines, and books features works from Pete Hamill, Maya Angelou, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Gary Paulsen, and others.
 
 
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