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ERIC Number: ED480629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-6
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Have Journal...Will Travel: Promoting Family Involvement in Literacy.
Hamner, Devon
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)
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.