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Title Bridges to literacy : children, families, and schools / edited by David K. Dickinson.
Imprint Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : Blackwell, 1994.

Subject Reading -- Parent participation.
Family literacy programs.
Children -- Books and reading.
Alt Name Dickinson, David K.
Description xiii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1557863725 (acid-free paper)
1557863733 (pbk.)
OCLC # 28634493
Table of Contents
 List of Contributors 
 Introduction: Directions in Literacy Theory and Intervention Programs / David K. Dickinson1
1Talking and Listening That Support Early Literacy Development of Children from Low-Income Families / Diane E. Beals, Jeanne M. DeTemple, David K. Dickinson19
2The Effect of Story Reading on the Language Development of Disadvantaged Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Students / Nancy Karweit43
3"I Got to Get Him Started Out Right": Promoting Literacy by Beginning with Books / Elizabeth Segel66
4The Making of Readers: The Work of Professor Dina Feitelson / Joseph Shimron80
5Accelerating Language Development through Picture Book Reading: A Summary of Dialogic Reading and Its Effects / David S. Arnold, Grover J. Whitehurst103
6Fostering Children's Early Literacy Development through Parent Involvement: A Five-Year Program / Derek Toomey, Judith Sloane129
7Family Reading - Still Got It: Adults As Learners, Literacy Resources, and Actors in the World / Ruth D. Handel, Ellen Goldsmith150
8Responses of Teachers and African-American Mothers to a Book-Reading Intervention Program / Patricia A. Edwards175
9Collaborations: A Key to Success in Family Literacy Programs / Ruth S. Nickse, Shelley Quezada211
10Evaluating Family Literacy Programs: Tales from the Field / Katherine E. Ryan, Barbara Geissler, Suzanne Knell236
11Enhancing Literacy Development: Programs and Research Perspectives / Catherine E. Snow267
12Implications for Family Literacy Programs / Sharon Darling, Susan Paull273
 Epilogue: What Next? / David K. Dickinson285

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