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Article #1

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Snow, K. (n.d.). Research News You Can Use: Family Engagement


and Early Childhood Education. Retrieved from NAEYC:
https://www.naeyc.org/content/research-news-familyengagement

Author(s) Affiliation:

Kyle Snow, Ph. D

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(Scholarly /Trade/Other)

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field related to your
inquiry (ex. Math
teaching/learning
elementary)

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scholarly article that presents a research study


Parents expectations have high standards for their children
Family activities at home effected their achievement at school
Teachers should include families on all decisions
This articles examines 2 studies on how parental involvement effects childrens
achievements in school. The first study is how families expectations for
kindergarten has changed but their home practices have not. In 2007, it was
reported parents have a higher expectation of levels of skills for their 3 and 4
years old but yet there was no change in their family activities to support those
skills. The second study examines how family activities effect childrens
development. The studies suggest we give regular updates to families and
continue to encourage families to engage in learning activities at home.
This article relates to my study because it discusses possible ways to help
parents be more involved in their childs classroom.
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and briefly describe how it has informed your work.
Background-I can use this article to help gain a better understanding on how
families play an important role in their childs learning.
Design-I can use this article to gain more insight on what practices work and
what I can go to get families more involved in early childhood.
Article #2

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Tomlinson, H. B. (2016). Explaining Developmentally Appropriate Practice to


Families. Teaching Young Children, 1-2.

Author(s) Affiliation:

Heather Biggar Tomlinson- co-author

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trade article intended to inform teachers and educators daily practice

(Scholarly /Trade/Other)

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parents. It explains that parents look at their childs learning differently than we
do as educators and how we can help them understand more. Educators should
be acknowledging the parents concerns and truly explaining to them that
children learn very differently before the age of 8.
This article influences my topic by giving me ideas how to communicate more
effectively with parents on what their children are learning.

The article relates to my study because it shows how important communication


on both the parent and teachers side.
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and briefly describe how it has informed your work.
Background-The article gives me ideas how to communicate with the parents
on developmentally appropriate and gives me an idea on what I can do to help
their childs learning. I will use this article to get more insight on what parents
think their child should be learning and I will give the parents the tools they
need at home to help their child.

Article #3
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Blagojevic, A. (2016). 10X: Using technology to Engage Families.


Teaching Young
Children.

Author(s) Affiliation:

Ana Blagojevic- educator

Type of Resource:

trade article intended to inform teachers and educators daily practice

(Scholarly /Trade/Other)

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This article lists 10 tips on how to engage parents using technology. There are
so many ways to involve families and it is a great way to open communication.
This articles influences my way of thinking about technology. It is an important
aspect in communication now and there are countless ways to use this in the
classroom.

This articles relates to my topic because it gives me tips and ideas on how I can

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involve the families more in the classroom.


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and briefly describe how it has informed your work.
Background-This articles helps support my thinking and understanding on how
technology can play such an important role in communication. It also shows
ideas on different ways to use technology.

Article #4
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Kreider, H. (2002, April). Getting Parents "Ready" for Kindergarten:


The Role of Early Childhood Education. Retrieved from Harvard
Family Research Project: http://www.hfrp.org/publicationsresources/browse-our-publications/getting-parents-ready-forkindergarten-the-role-of-early-childhood-education

Author(s) Affiliation:

Holly Kreider- Family Involvement Network of Educators

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Scholarly article that presents a research study

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This article answers many important questions that parents and educators might
have about family involvement in their childrens school. Parents who had
greater involvement in their childs preschool years have more satisfaction with
their academics. After interviewing a number of families about positive
experiences in early childhood, they have found that parents read more to their
children, are more likely to visit their childs classroom and will have stronger
relationships with other parents. Parents and families involvement is also
correlated to how welcome they feel in the school.
This article influences my topic by giving me data related to family
involvement and how it can increase childrens academic success.

The article relates to my study because it gives me a baseline to how parents


feel about the family involvement and their positive experiences with their
childrens school.
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and briefly describe how it has informed your work.

be used:

Background- This article gives information about a research study similar to


mine and how family involvement effects childrens academic success.
Data Collection- The article will help me back up my findings and compare
them to what I found in my own research.
Implications/Action Planning- I plan on using this article to farther my plans
to involve the families more in my own classroom.
Article #5

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Roekel, D. V. (2008). NEA. Retrieved from Parent, Family, Community


Involvement in Education:
http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/PB11_ParentInvolvement08.pd
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Author(s) Affiliation:

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel

Type of Resource:

trade article intended to inform teachers and educators daily practice

(Scholarly /Trade/Other)

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This article explains the importance of what happens when schools, families
and the community work together. Working together and getting involved
means different things to different people and we need to conscience of that.
There are 6 principles related to Joyce Epsteins research; parenting,
communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision making and
collaborating with the community. There are also many setbacks that hinder
families from getting involved including their own schedules, they might feel
uncomfortable, lack the resources they need and they dont feel the information
is understandable. The NEA is a strong believer in placing more emphasis on
the roles of families, schools and communities.
This article influences my topic by describing how to get families and
communities involved and what might hinder them from doing so.

The article relates to my study because it tells the importance of families,


communities and schools working together.
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and briefly describe how it has informed your work.
Background-The article gives me potential barriers that families might have
that will benefit them from becoming more involved.
Data Collection- This article will help me when I am analyzing my pre-surveys

and what parents want to be more involved in and the barriers they face. It will
guide me in the right direction to get the families more involved in the
classroom.
Implications/Action Planning- The article gives excellent ideas on
communicating with families and the importance of family involvement.

Article #6
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Sanabria-Hernandez, L. (2007-2008). Engaging Families in Early


Childhood Education. Retrieved from RTI Action Network:
http://www.rtinetwork.org/essential/family/engagingfamilies

Author(s) Affiliation:

Lily Sanabria-Hernandez- M.S.Ed. Hofstra University

Type of Resource:

Scholarly article

(Scholarly /Trade/Other)

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source influences the
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inquiry (ex. Math
teaching/learning
elementary)
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This article focuses on research studies done on the benefits of family


involvement. They found that when parents were involved their child greatly
benefited in their academics and self-esteem. Another study found that just
having more involvement improved the school in general. In order to
effectively engage families we must know their concerns and questions to help
them. By understanding those concerns, educators can be proactive in
establishing those relationships. There is also a number of tips to attract and
draw in parent participation in the classroom.
This article influences my topic by sharing another research study on the topic
and the results they found.

The article relates to my study because it explains the benefits of family and
school partnerships.
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and briefly describe how it has informed your work.
Findings/Conclusions- The article will be used to help guide me in my
findings of my data. It will serve as a comparison from my research to the
research in the article.

Article #7
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Welcome Children and Families to Your Classroom. (2009). Teaching


Young Children, 6-7.

Author(s) Affiliation:

No author

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other

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This article is a great resource to welcoming families and children into your
classroom. Families want to know they will be welcome and value their input.
There are 11 ways to build the partnership including decorating the walls,
display photos of the children and their families and learning the families
names before the first day.
This article influences my topic by listing ideas on how to welcome families
into my classroom in a positive way.

The article relates to my study because it lists how to welcome families to form
and build a partnership from the beginning.
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and briefly describe how it has informed your work.
Background-The article focuses on welcoming families. It is important to
welcome families in a positive way so they feel connected into the classroom.
The parents want to feel welcomed and it will open up the line of
communication when they feel valued.

Article #8
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Five Ways to Engage Parents of ELL Students. (2013, November 1).


Retrieved from Concordia University: http://education.cuportland.edu/blog/teaching-strategies/five-ways-to-engageparents-of-ell-students/

Author(s) Affiliation:

No author- Concordia University

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other

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This article focuses on the importance of parental involvement for ELL learners
who are hindered by their language barriers. Connecting with ELL students
families is very important and educators should learn more about their
traditions and education. The family should receive important information in
their native language so they can more effectively support their children.
Educators should be doing whatever it takes to get them to participate in the
classroom. The family should be encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and
teachers should be thinking of alternative ways to encourage involvement.
This article influences my topic by giving suggestions on engaging and
communicating with ELL learners.

The article relates to my study because it shows the differences in cultures and
parental involvement.
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and briefly describe how it has informed your work.
Background- I have an ELL student in my classroom and I wanted to know
more about what I can do to help them and their family. I can use this article as
a guide to engaging this family and getting them involved.
Findings/Conclusions- The article will help in my findings by giving me ways
to engage my ELL family in my own classroom. It will back-up my data on the
ELL and ways they want to be involved compared to the ways they suggest.

Article #9
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Tabors, P. O. (1998). What Early Childhood Educators Need to Know:


Developing Effective Programs for Linguistically and Culturally
Diverse Children and Families. Young Children, 20-26.
Retrieved from
https://greatlakescenter.org/docs/Policy_Briefs/Arias_ELL.pdf

Author(s) Affiliation:
Type of Resource:

Patton O. Tabors- research associate at the Harvard Graduate School of


Education
trade article intended to inform teachers and educators daily practice

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This article captured what early childhood educators should learn about ELL
learners. There is a growing population of children that English is not there first
language. Children that are linguistically and culturally diverse might feel
isolated in the classroom. There are four specific developmentally acquistions
in the classroom with the first being that children will continue to use their
native language in the classroom with other children. The families will also be
learning English with their children and teachers should develop ways of
communicating with them.
This article influences my topic by giving me ideas to develop an effective way
of helping those ELL students and family strive in the classroom.

The article relates to my study because it helps me be more successful in


effectively teaching my ELL student and engaging their family in the
classroom.
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and briefly describe how it has informed your work.
Background- This article gave me a background on ELL leaners and what
to expect from the families. It also gave me more insight in how to get them
involved.
Implications/Action Planning- I can use this article to engage families that
do not speak English and have more insight into what I can do to get them
involved and feel comfortable.