Instructions: Your school has decided to include a theme night once a month to encourage parental involvement. You are in charge of preparing the first night. Visualize a theme and activities for different centers in a classroom for family members and children to participate in. How will you advertise this evening to your parents so you can be sure that many family members will attend? We often communicate with parents using technology to enhance their children’s literacy ability. How could you use e-mail or a classroom or a school web site to enhance literacy development?
For this assignment, design a creative program to involve families in literacy activities over the entire school year. Write a magazine article explaining the program and justifying it with research. Include the following in your magazine article:
• Discuss the importance of family involvement in literacy development. Be sure to include families who are English language learners or who have limited literacy ability.
• Include strategies that promote literacy development in the home.
• Incorporate methods teachers can use to encourage parental involvement in literacy program at school.
• Include intergenerational initiatives that are designed to improve the literacy development of both adults and children.