This helpful guide draws upon current research to examine the reasons for and benefits of implementing a family literacy program at the elementary level. The guide then outlines programming ideas that can be utilized and adapted to fit the needs of different schools and their respective families. Teachers and administrators can use this guide to make decisions, gather resources, and develop and implement a family literacy program in any elementary school.
Todd R. Tystad, M.A., is an author and educator. He is in his third decade of work in public and independent school programs in Lincoln, Nebraska and Los Angeles, California. Todd has earned degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds reading specialist, early childhood, and elementary teaching endorsements. Todd has published professional development and program development books for educators. His published fiction includes Blue Hill and Seven Moments in Time.