3. Teach the kindergarten power sentence “I love you.” early in the year. Suggest engaging ways for children to continue writing “heart word” sentences at home.
4. Share favorite writing/drawing tools and resources with parents. Encourage families to set up a simple writing tote at home.
5. Give families guidelines for how to make 3 kinds of blank books. Then send home drawing models. Students write, draw, and make books at home and at school.
6. Provide families with writing templates and simple ideas for writing at home: writing messages, news stories, and science observations.
7. Support families in joyful, authentic ways to weave writing and drawing naturally into literacy play at home: Share how to talk to young writers, create a writing/drawing center tote, and build a love of learning!
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This resource is 50% off with the release of this blog. Consider asking your local printers to bind it for ease of use and planning. Make several copies of the entire document for your preK-1 families to check out and read—and—send home parent information pages and templates throughout the year!
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