Family Engagement for Literacy

Family Engagement Framework

When families and schools partner to support children's literacy achievement, children have more opportunities to learn and practice essential literacy skills and grow as readers and writers. This resource is intended to support educators in building family partnerships to enhance students' literacy development at school and at home. The goal is to assist schools with their work in building families' capacity to engage effectively in literacy-based activities with their children. By providing practical ideas and resources for families, schools are better able to bridge literacy instruction from classrooms into homes, giving children more literacy opportunities in multiple contexts.

Resources for Administration

Leadership Strategy 1
Leadership Strategy 2
Leadership Strategy 3

Resources for Prekindergarten

Provision of Abundant Reading Materials for Prekindergarten
Read Alouds for Prekindergarten
Interactions Around Writing for Prekindergarten

Family "HOMEWork" Opportunities to Read for Prekindergarteners​
Family "HOMEWork" Read Alouds for Prekindergarteners
Family "HOMEWork" Writing for Prekindergarteners

Resources for K-3

Abundant Reading Materials and Reading Opportunities for Grades K-3
Read Alouds for Grades K-3
Writing for Grades K-3

Family "HOMEWork" Opportunities to Read for Grades K-3
Family "HOMEWork" Read Alouds for Grades K-3
Family "HOMEWork" Writing for Grades K-3

Family Engagement Briefs

Engaging Families in Literacy
Equity and Family Engagement
Engaging Multilingual Families
Home Visits
Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT)