Lucy Calkins is a noted teacher and researcher in reading and writing. Her book is a guide for parents, helping
them to work with their children’s schools to create a positive learning environment and a lifelong love of
learning in their children. Topics covered include fostering learning and curiosity in mathematics, science,
social studies, reading, and writing. Calkins’ work also offers advice on school curriculum and testing. By
providing specific examples of parental involvement, this book will help support my assertion that parents need
to play a strong role in their children’s education.