PLN Family Literacy and Numeracy Program

The PLN Family Literacy and Numeracy Program includes interactive workshops conducted by veteran PLN facilitators.  The literacy program is effective for parents with children ages 4-10 and it works particularly well for ELL and Special Needs students up to age 12. The numeracy program is effective for parents with children ages 5-7 and up to age 8 for ELL and Special Needs students. These literacy and numeracy activities can help prepare students for successful classroom learning.

Family Literacy: Families are given a collection of leveled paperback books at the first workshop along with teaching guides and investigation activities to keep in their home library. The books are enjoyable and engaging, and provide many opportunities for parents and children to have conversations about these stories as a paradigm for learning together using other books that they have at home or in school. The PLN facilitators support parents as they explore books, lesson plan guides and language investigation activities (emphasizing decoding, sentence making and vocabulary activities) during both workshops.

Family Numeracy: The Math Workshop Program consists of two levels, equivalent to first grade (Level A), and second grade (Level B). The materials include a parent guide and a parent/child activity book focused on real life math, problem solving, composing and math skills such as number sense, counting, addition and subtraction. These skills are reinforced in a parent guide and the student activity book.

How the program works: Parents participate in two 2-hour workshops with a veteran PLN facilitator. Each family signs an agreement to work together at home at least twice a week. Parents are provided with a variety of resources to work with their children in reading or math.

This is a program for parents, teachers, tutors, after school staff, and parent educators based on the work of Dr. Morton Botel, Emeritus Professor, PLN Founder, PLN Senior Advisor, Former President of The International Reading Association (IRA), and a member of The IRA's Reading Hall of Fame.

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