ERIC Number: ED480629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-6
Reference Count: N/A
Have Journal...Will Travel: Promoting Family Involvement in Literacy.
This project is designed to engage families in shared literacy activities. The K-2 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. During the 5-7 minute daily lessons, students will: share a carefully chosen book with their families, reading it together; discuss the book and its journaling topic with their families; complete a journal entry with their families; and return the journal to share with the class. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A sample letter to parents, a list of suggested books, and a speaking and listening rubric are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Journal Writing, Literacy, Literature Appreciation, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Student Journals
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.