RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Home Literacy Inventory
Thu Dec 8, 2011 16:09

It is amazing the correlation between a student's interest in reading and the types of literature found in the home. I use a home literacy inventory at the beginning of the year and it is in those homes that only have the TV Guide and cookbooks for reading that those students rather not read in class. Parents are very much role models for their children's literacy.

  • Parent survey - Marlee Wright, Thu Dec 1 20:45
    I thought that the disparity between what the parents said in regards to their own reading habits and what the children said was interesting too! Maybe you're right about when they read - after the... more
    • Home Literacy Inventory - burchamal, Thu Dec 8 16:09
    • response to Marlee - sarah patten, Sun Dec 4 19:36
      Good point! Many times children (and unfortunately adults) do not see or are not aware of what is going on around them. Parents could be reading in front of their children and the child may be too... more
      • on multiple measures - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 21:08
        Disparities in data collection results like these are exactly why you want multiple measures. I'd want to explore these different responses. I know, for example, that my middle son, who just entered... more
        • Re: on multiple measures - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 20:31
          I'm not banking on it, but with this group of parents it wouldn't surprise me either if this were true.
        • koppenhaver response - sarah patten, Sun Dec 4 22:07
          Very true-it is interesting the perceptions we give when we do not realize it! I think we should have asked when and where do you read for enjoyment AND...does your child witness that?
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RE 5040 Fall 2011