Reaching Out: A K-8 Resource for Connecting Families and Schools

`The timing for Reaching Out could not have been better. Just when educators are beginning to realize that teachers need training in how to work with parents, Dianne W Kyle, Ellen McIntyre, Karne B Miller, and Gayle H Moore bring us a book that is a welcome breath of fresh air' - Patricia A Edwards, Professor of Language and Literacy, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University Parental involvement is central to improved student performance, and in this book the authors illustrate how sustained parental involvement not only improves individual performance, but also has transformed classrooms and even entire schools. This book will provide teachers with a myriad of activities and ideas to connect in a meaningful way with the families of their students. Some activities are time and resource-intensive, and other ideas can be implemented with a minimum of preparation and effort.