Motheread/Fatheread Institute

Using children’s literature as its basis, the Motheread/Fatheread curriculum teaches essential literacy skills utilizing real-life family contexts and adult roles.  For a majority of adult students, the role of parent is highly motivating.  Therefore, the training helps educators learn how to teach literacy skills that are essential both in the home and in the workplace.  Institute participants receive a Teacher’s Guide that includes not only lessons designed for adults that can be used in their classroom, but supplements that parents can use in the home with their children, ages birth through elementary-school  For classes where adult literacy gains are measured,  CASAS Competencies have also been linked to each lesson.   Participants completing Institute requirements will be awarded 2.0 CEUs from North Carolina State University.

Training Topics

  • Teaching approaches and learning styles: individual assignments, small group work, lecture, and discussion
  • Parents’ Role in Children’s Literacy Development: emergent literacy activities, reading aloud, building vocabularies and concepts
  • Use of story: thematic analysis
  • Adult classes: use of parent education and literacy development curriculum, instructional techniques, lesson planning, preparation, and presentations
  • Evaluation: authentic assessment, student goals, measuring student outcomes, using standardized measures
  • Program implementation: start-up, recruitment and retention, program development, and integration of curriculum into existing program structures and requirements

Training Fee
$725 per person. Fee may be offset for individuals employed by certain agencies. Fees outside of North Carolina may vary.

For information about any training or to arrange a training in your area, contact Ev Machtinger, National Training Coordinator.