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PreK–Grade 5

Everything you need to Host a Family Literacy event!


Empower families to support their children’s literacy journey!

These research-based kits were created in partnership with Dr. Karen Mapp, a leading expert in the Family Engagement field. Scholastic Literacy Events kits provide you with easy-to-implement activities and strategies that allow you to read-aloud and model for your families. The flexible literacy-rich activities empower you to engage with families based upon their comfort level and abilities. These kits can be used to create a multi-activity onetime event or help you build relationships with your families throughout the year. In addition, the take home resources and books create literacy rich-environments and build home libraries.

3 event themes to choose from:

  • SPOTLIGHT ON READING
    The Spotlight on Reading Kit helps families get excited about the importance of reading and demonstrates the key role that they play in supporting their children’s education.
  • READING & WRITING CONNECTION
    Engage families in helping their children make the connection to writing while practicing essential writing skills at home.
  • SUMMER READING KIT
    This kit helps bridge school-year classroom learning to summer learning. Teachers explore reading, writing, and project-based learning with families and model oral reading and comprehension strategies that families can use over the summer break.

Each kit includes:

EDUCATOR RESOURCES
  • Planning guide
  • Activity cards
  • Welcome poster and banner
  • Bulletin board banner
  • Three high-interest books for classroom libraries
FAMILY TAKE HOME RESOURCES

(bundled for 30 families)

  • Family tip sheets (available online in Spanish)
  • Participation certificates
  • Three high-interest books per family to build home libraries

Planning Guide:

Each grade level–specific guide provides the tools to easily facilitate literacy events and sustain family engagement.

Step-by-step pacing guide

  • Ready-to-reproduce family invitations, flyers, and more
  • Read-aloud modeling
  • Small-group rotation activities
  • Event assessment and reflection questions for teachers/li>
  • Connections to college and career readiness

How it works:

1) FAMILIES AND CHILDREN JOIN TOGETHER IN AN INTERACTIVE READ-ALOUD

Each event welcomes families and students with an icebreaker followed by an interactive read-aloud book and discussion.

2) FUN AND ENGAGING ACTVITES EXTEND LITERACY LEARNING

Families join together for four small-group activities related to the read-aloud book to extend the learning.

3) FAMILY TAKE-HOME RESOURCES REINFORCE READING ENJOYMENT

Families promote at-home literacy with the three take-home books references in the event along with additional activities.

4) FAMILY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS ARE SUSTAINED BEYOND THE EVENT

Schools and families sustain the experience with additional forms and classroom materials to take home.


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Scholastic Literacy Events Customer Resources*

Administrator Guide

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Spotlight on Reading Grade PreK Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Reading and Writing Connection Grade Prek Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Reading and Writing Connection Grade Prek Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Summer Reading Grade Prek Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Summer Reading Grade Prek Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Spotlight on Reading Grade K Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Reading and Writing Connection Grade K Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Reading and Writing Connection Grade K Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Summer Reading Grade K Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Summer Reading Grade K Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Spotlight on Reading Grade 1 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Reading and Writing Connection Grade 1 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Reading and Writing Connection Grade 1 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Summer Reading Grade 1 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Summer Reading Grade 1 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Spotlight on Reading Grade 2 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Reading and Writing Connection Grade 2 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Reading and Writing Connection Grade 2 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Summer Reading Grade 2 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Summer Reading Grade 2 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Spotlight on Reading Grade 3 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Reading and Writing Connection Grade 3 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Reading and Writing Connection Grade 3 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Summer Reading Grade 3 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Summer Reading Grade 3 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Spotlight on Reading Grade 4 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Reading and Writing Connection Grade 4 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Reading and Writing Connection Grade 4 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Summer Reading Grade 4 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Summer Reading Grade 4 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Spotlight on Reading Grade 5 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Reading and Writing Connection Grade 5 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Reading and Writing Connection Grade 5 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Summer Reading Grade 5 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Summer Reading Grade 5 Family Tip Sheet (Spanish)

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Karen Mapp, Ed.D.

Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D

Senior Lecturer on Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Dr. Karen Mapp is the leading family and community engagement expert with more than 20 years of experience. As the author of the USDOE Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships, she guides state and local efforts to help families, educators, and communities work together toward positive developmental outcomes for all students.

What's very exciting about the Literacy Events is that it takes all the components of the DOE framework, from the link to learning right down to the collaborative piece, and this is a tool that provides teachers with a way to actually operationalize the framework through an event and a workshop with families.


-Karen Mapp, Ed.D., Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education


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