The author used three recent policy related resources (Literacy Essential #10, MiFamily Framework, and Read at Home and parent workshops through Read By Grade Three) in Michigan to connect scholarly literature to classroom practice. In this article, the author provides suggestions for using these resources to foster a solid partnership between teachers and families.

Author Bio

Darreth R. Rice is a PhD student in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Program at Michigan State University. Her research centers around literacy policies and family engagement to support student reading joy and achievement. Prior to her doctoral studies, Darreth taught middle school ELA for eight years and spent four years as a traveling literacy specialist.



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