Family literacy nights have slowly become one of the hottest nights in public education, wherein a school puts on an evening of fun with the hopes of encouraging reading. Whether it’s held at school, or at (one of the few remaining) bookstores, literacy nights empower parents to get their kids to read at home, using attainable teaching strategies, that will help kids succeed in school, will build a family/school connection, and encourage a sense of school spirit.
Today on TeachHUB.com, therefore, we take a look at some teaching strategies designed to help your school pull off a successful literacy night. Writer Janelle Cox, who spent many years as an elementary school educator and is now based in Upstate New York, looks at these Teaching Strategies, which include planning and how to get parents to attend.
Here’s how Janelle suggests you get parents involved:
- Market the Event
- Choose the right date
- Offer Incentives
- And More!
Janelle sums up today’s article like this: “Make sure that parents walk away from this event with knowledge in their back pocket. Many parents know their children should read more, but are unsure on how to make it happen. So make sure that you provide parents with a take-home packet that is filled with tips and strategies that will promote reading at home.”
Do you have a family literacy night at your school? What is your favorite theme and activities for the event? Please share your teaching strategies with us in the comment section below, we would love to hear what you do in your school district.
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