As we all know ReadWriteThink.org is a strong proponent of parental involvement in a child's literacy education. This can be challenging when working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
To support Spanish-speaking parents, ReadWriteThink is pleased to announce a new collection of tips and activities in Spanish for use at home. These resources can be accessed at www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/spanish, span grades K-12 and cover important literacy topics, such as "How to Help a Child Choose a Book" and "How to Keep a Teen Safe On-line."
All the individual tips and activities can be printed from the site and sent home with parents to support what is being taught in the classroom. Parents can also visit the collection directly to find materials that meet their own specific needs or interests. A cover sheet is provided to explain to parents the purpose of the collection and how the Spanish resources can be accessed online.
ReadWriteThink.org is a non-profit website maintained by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), in association with Verizon Thinkfinity.
(This was originally found in The April/May 2011 issue of Reading Today. I receive the Reading Today Newspaper as part of my International Reading Association membership.)