The Open University since 2006
Alternatively you can skip the navigation by pressing 'Enter'.
Frozen Planet: AutumnTuesday, 24th May 2016 09:00 - EdenTime is running out for the creatures at the Poles Read more: Frozen Planet: Autumn
Old School With The Hairy Bikers: EPISODE 3Available until Friday, 24th June 2016 00:00With only four weeks left at the Oxford Academy, we look to see how the old and young have learned from each other. Read more: Old School With The Hairy Bikers: EPISODE 3
Thinking Allowed 2016: Glasgow gangs - Russian gangsAvailable for over a year
Shakespeare Speaks: Cruel to be kindAvailable until Monday, 20th June 2016 00:00
Old School With The Hairy Bikers: EPISODE 2Available until Saturday, 18th June 2016 19:30
Life - with David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough explores the vibrant mix of life found on our plant - where it comes from, and... Read more: Life - with David Attenborough
The UK's EU Referendum - In or Out?What is the UK's EU Referendum? What will it mean if we are 'in' or 'out'? Learn more about trade... Read more: The UK's EU Referendum - In or Out?
Constitutions in transitionThis free course, Constitutions in transition, explores and compares the development of four... Try: Constitutions in transition now
Introduction to bookkeeping and accountingLearn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free... Try: Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting now
Teaching children to read is one area where collaboration between teachers and parents/carers is of vital importance. In this free course, Involving the family in supporting pupils' literacy learning, you will examine how families and schools work together to establish the links that underpin childhood literacy development and the ways in which educational institutions respond to the diversity of needs amongst students.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand more fully models for involving parents and carers in children's literacy acquisition.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 The family and literacy
- 2 Involving parents and carers in students' literacy learning
- 3 Identifying theoretical models of parent–school partnerships
- 4 Family literacy
- 5 Supporting the literacy acquisition of travellers' children
- 6 Collaboration between teachers and parents
- Keep on learning
Study this free course
Enrol to access the full course, get recognition for the skills you learn, track your progress and on completion gain a statement of participation to demonstrate your learning to others. Make your learning visible!
Involving the family in supporting pupils' literacy learning
This course examines the importance of the relationship between the family and literacy. You will examine how families and schools work together to establish the links that underpin childhood literacy development and the ways in which educational institutions respond to the diversity of needs amongst students.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.
Copyright & revisions
Originally published: Thursday, 14th July 2011
Last updated on: Wednesday, 17th February 2016
- Creative-Commons: The Open University is proud to release this free course under a Creative Commons licence. However, any third-party materials featured within it are used with permission and are not ours to give away. These materials are not subject to the Creative Commons licence. See terms and conditions. Full details can be found in the Acknowledgements and our FAQs section.
- This site has Copy Reuse Tracking enabled - see our FAQs for more information.
If you enjoyed this, why not follow a feed to find out when we have new things like it? Choose an RSS feed from the list below. (Don't know what to do with RSS feeds?)
Remember, you can also make your own, personal feed by combining tags from around OpenLearn.
All our alternative formats are free for you to download, for more information about the different formats we offer please see our FAQs. The most frequently used are Word (for accessibility), PDF (for print) and ePub and Kindle to download to eReaders*.
- Word (816 KB)
- PDF (2 MB)
- ePub 3.0 (661 KB)
- ePub 2.0 (662 KB)
- Kindle (228 KB)
- RSS (90 KB)
- HTML (628 KB)
- SCORM (627 KB)
- OUXML Package (15 KB)
- OUXML File (43 KB)
- IMS Common cartridge
- Moodle backup (339 KB)
*Please note you will need an ePub and Mobi reader for these formats.