HISTORY OF STAR@HOME
STAR@Home was a pilot study that examined the ways in which STAR Read-Aloud Practices could be used to foster family engagement. Based on theoretical models of family engagement strategies, this program adapts STAR Read-Aloud Practices to include an at-home reading component to ultimately increase children’s print knowledge and strengthen caregiver involvement in school. What better way to promote reading readiness than to incorporate it in school and at home?
A total of 36 teachers from districts throughout Ohio implemented STAR@Home in their preschool classrooms for 5 weeks in the spring of 2017. Families in their classrooms received STAR materials, including the STAR@Home journal. Each week, teachers and families maintained the STAR@Home journal to share the child’s reactions and responses to the STAR Read-Aloud Practices at home and school.
If you are a caregiver or educator looking to increase family engagement, then you can download all the professional development materials and resources for free! These materials provide step-by-step support for families and educators as they work together to enrich the literacy experiences of young children.