ERIC Number: ED416998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Family Reading Night: A "How-To" Kit.
One effective way schools can involve family members in the important process of motivating children to read is with a family reading night. This kit is designed to streamline the process of implementing a family reading night in schools. The kit begins with success stories from several schools using family reading nights. It then presents the definition of "family reading night," suggestions on staffing, tips on funding/sponsorships, and suggestions for announcements. Also included are models of a planning checklist for teachers and administrators to adapt, samples of a letter to send home to parents, and a news release to submit to local media. The kit asserts that the family reading night concept has been received positively around the country, providing not only an opportunity for reading practice and the chance to draw parents and students closer together, but also bringing increased attention to teaching efforts and the positive resources of the school. (EV)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Financial Support, Parent Participation, Program Implementation, Reading Motivation
Advantage Learning Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 8036, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8036; phone: 800-338-4204; fax: 715-424-4242; World Wide Web: http://www.advlearn.com (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advantage Learning Systems, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids.