In this paper, I examine one rural school’s efforts to recognize and celebrate the multiple literacies of its students. Centered around the protagonist from Sherman Alexie’s novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I discuss the importance of home/school connections in building students’ literacies. I detail the school’s particular process—LINK UP—in creating a family night to bridge the cultural gap that too often divides parents, students, and teachers.
Hansen, Faith Beyer. “Building the Bridge Between Home and School: One Rural School’s Steps to Interrogate and Celebrate Multiple Literacies.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 4, no. 2, 2010, pp. 33–46, doi:10.25148/clj.4.2.009440.