Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Connecting School and Home: Put It Into Practice

Put It Into Practice

Create a Handbook

In this ongoing activity, you will collect literacy resources in a Handbook of Effective Literacy Practices to use in your classroom.


Do this activity with your colleagues to create a comprehensive collection of resources and instructional plans.

Today, you will create a section focused on building connections between home and school. Include resources you already use, and plan to use in the future. Place these resources in the section for Connecting School and Home. You may want to include:

  • the chart you completed in Session Preparation
  • the completed Parent-Teacher Conference Planner from Activity 1
  • the Parent Newsletter you created in Activity 2
  • a list of parent involvement practices you implement throughout the year
  • a list of suggestions you provide to parents for working with their children at home
  • parent surveys or questionnaires regarding home literacy practices
  • samples of published brochures for parents (See Related Resources)

Submit a copy of your completed Handbook at the end of the workshop series.


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