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Family Literacy Resources

Online Data and Publications

Clearinghouse on English, Reading, and Communication
http://reading.indiana.edu
The Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication is an information repository of the Indiana University School of Education.

ERIC Database
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/Home.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=advanced
This searchable database has many articles and papers on family literacy and related topics. Search using the thesaurus for the term "family literacy" for a long list of resources. Narrow the search by date, location, language, or other term.

ERIC Digests
http://www.ericdigests.org/eric-digests.html
Enter the term "family literacy" in the search box and a list of relevant documents will come up. These digests are short reports designed to give an overview of a topic and pointers to more information.

Forum on Child and Family Statistics
http://www.childstats.gov
This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.

The Knowledge Loom: School, Family, and Community Partnerships
http://www.knowledgeloom.org/sfcp/index.jsp?t=1&location=1&
bpinterid=1051&spotlightid=1051

RMC Research Corporation offers research and resources that support best practices in developing School, Family & Community Partnerships, including family literacy

Midwest LINCS Family Literacy Special Collections
http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/FamilyLit
The Family Literacy Special Collections provides individuals working with families a means to access a variety of resources electronically.

National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) Publications
http://www.famlit.org/site/c.gtJWJdMQIsE/b.1351225/k.A26F/
Tools_for_Literacy_Programs.htm

This page has links to programs, statistics, and web resources about family literacy. It also offers a link to ordering information for publications and videos about family literacy produced by the organization.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education: Family Literacy in Adult Education
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/famlit.html
This page has links to documents about research and evaluation and noteworthy practices in family literacy. It also has links to organizations working on family literacy.

Your Child: Development & Behavior Resources
A Guide to Information & Support for Parents
http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/yourchild/reading.htm
This site has information about parents' critical role in helping children learn to read and enjoy reading. There are articles about the development of reading skills in children and book lists and fun sites for children to explore.

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