One of the things I've been getting ready is this...which, of course, I'm sharing with you! You guys are the best!!! I can't thank you enough for your kind words, emails, comments and support!
I laminated mine, numbered them with student numbers and my classroom code 1-M.
UPDATE: The typo has been fixed! (But not 'til after mine were laminated, of course. I'm NOT re-doing them!) I had a few fab proofreaders and read it myself 9 million times before finalizing, but we all missed it. Uggg.
The goal is for them to stand inside the students Take Home Book envelopes for parents to refer to throughout the year as their readers grow and evolve.
I use poly envelopes like these or these because they last all year long (after I lay down the expectations on how to take care of them)!
This is all in an effort to support and enrich the foundation of reading workshop...which is to build readers who read like a star (s=study, t=think, a=ask & r=respond):
All three of my reading workshop packs are available in a bundle or individually.
I'm a big fan of parent communication - I'm super blessed to work in a community where parents support education and work with their children. In order to help set them up for success, communication helps out!
This note provides explanations and examples of how they can provide support and compliment their reader from the lenses of word-solving, fluency & comprehension.
The other side has the Word-Solving strategies, a tidbit about fluency and an image from my READ bulletin board in the classroom.
I have a hyperlink to the word-solving strategies in the download of this letter or you can snag them up right here, too.
You can download this At Home Reading for Parents freebie below...I hope it helps you out!!!
Please send me mental warm wishes tomorrow night, as it will be Parent Information Night! It's my first one at my new school. :)
Have you seen this post by my wonderful bloggy pal, Valerie from All Students Can Shine? She's amazing! Check out her wonderful letter for parents with tips for reading at home. Click the pic below to head over and check it out!