Have Journal...Will Travel: Promoting Family Involvement in Literacy


  • Sep 4 2010 11:39 AM

    Mary Kay Monson

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This lesson, from ReadWriteThink, is designed to engage families in shared literacy activities. The students take turns taking home a book bag that includes a stuffed toy, a book, art supplies, a topic to discuss with their families, and a journal to share their thoughts and ideas. Through the experience, they build positive memories of literacy activities. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 2

    Topics: Literature, English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies