Family Literacy

Ohio Family Literacy Resources

  • Madison Heights/Lifelines Implementation Guide
      Ohio was one of nine states that, along with the U.S. Department of Education, sponsored the development of the Madison Heights/Lifeline videos and accompanying student and teacher texts. Ohio also developed implementation guidelines which are available on-line.

  • Family and Community Engagement
      This section of the ODE website contains resources and tools for family and community involvement in the schools and descriptions of school-community partnership programs.

  • Parents
      "Active, involved parents are an essential resource for Ohio's schools in making the most of every child's educational experience, from pre-kindergarten all the way through high school. This page has information you can use to help guide your child's education."

  • Family Guides for Early Learning Content Standards
      Family Guides to Early Learning Content Standards at the preschool and kindergarten levels are presented here to help parents understand what their children will be learning in school. By reading these guides, parents also can help reinforce what their children are learning so that they will feel more confident and successful in school.

  • Ohio Academic Content Standards K-12
      Clearly defined statements and/or illustrations of what all students, teachers, schools and districts are expected to know and be able to do.

  • Ohio Educator Evaluation Systems
      Materials to guide ABLE program staff to implement standards-based instruction utilizing a portfolio system

  • State Library of Ohio
      Information about family literacy from the State Library including resources available through the State Library.

  • Reflecting on Essential Elements for Comprehensive Family Literacy: A Workbook. Ohio Family Literacy Statewide Initiative
      This workbook offers the following items: (1) a process for educators and service providers for forming successful collaborations related to family literacy; (2) questions for examining key elements of effective, four-component family literacy programs; and (3) a form for development of action plans no matter the stage of collaboration formation or program development. The 13 sections of the workbook cover the following topics: community needs; collaboration; action planning; instructional services; support services; site selection; recruitment and retention; integration of components; program management; staff selection; staff development; setting up shop; and evaluation and accountability. Three appendixes contain the essential components of family literacy, a list of common partners for family literacy program development, and family literacy goals.

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