Literacy begins at home! FREEBIE!

We all know that parents are their children's first and most important teachers, & that literacy begins at home!
I am planning to promote parents as teachers next year & encourage them to work at home with their child. I have found that many of my students don't get that extra support at home. I just finished a brochure for parents which details how they can help.....clearly & explicitly.


I've had lots of requests for an editable version of my Family Literacy Brochure. I posted one for FREE at TpT.  Please keep my copy right info on there!  Click over & claim yours! 



In addition to giving families this information, I am also going to have several family nights. I'm thinking relaxed, fun, & non-threatening events that get families in the classroom, let their child shine, & give me a chance to push my literacy propaganda! (just kidding).

My first family night is the second week of school. Children will be able to give parents a tour of our classroom library, show them their book baskets, maybe make a bookmark, enjoy punch & cookies, & listen to a read aloud. Other evenings will focus on math, science, or social studies activities.

I'm interested in hearing how YOU encourage family involvement! Please leave a comment & share!

8 comments:

  1. WOW! This is an AMAZING RESOURCE!I love how it looks so professional!! I will be using it in my classroom, too!!

    Anna
    Crazy for First Grade

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  2. Could you possibly send me an editable version of the brochure??? crazyforfirstgrade@hotmail.com

    I would love to incorporate it into how we get parents involved in my grade level!!!

    Thanks for your consideration!!!

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  3. I wish I could figure out how to embed google docs! I've been trying to get it for MONTHS with no luck! I've tried following tutorials (thanks, Ladybug!)....but I think it's hopeless!

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  4. I would love to use this, too--it's fantastic. I especially love the part you have in spanish for the families who think they can't help just because they don't know english! I have over 85% ELL's in my K class, so I come across this often! If you're willing to share, my email is tillack@verizon.net Thanks!

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  5. This what I've spoken to parents at workshops for years! Parents are teachers, too! Thank you for this great resource.

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  6. Okay, we've got to make this a printable resource for parents visiting TBA and have a permanent link to it. Can you get an author to help you with Google docs.?

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  7. Thanks for the freebie! It looks amazing! It downloaded in Publisher, which means I can change it to fit my GA info. Thanks for sharing!

    Dana
    3rd Grade Gridiron

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  8. I'm so sad. It looks wonderful, but I don't have Publisher!

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