Extracts follow from the Educational Leaders site, specifically 'Partnership actions: What to use', available here:
Reading Together is a joint home-school intervention targeted at raising literacy. It was developed by the authors of the Family and Community Influences BES (Biddulph et al., 2003) and has proved effective in raising children's reading achievement while supporting greater collaboration between home and school.
Reading Together is discussed on pages 162-164 of the School Leadership and Student Outcomes BES (Alton-Lee, Robinson, Hohepa, and Lloyd, 2009). The authors report that the Workshop Leader's Handbook is "a smart tool for leaders who want to forge cost-effective, school-home connections that will support children's literacy development" (page 163).
Posted: Monday 5 March 2012