Fun-Filled Family Literacy Nights

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					The DelTa Kappa Gamma BulleTin                                                                                   19




Susan Mary Frabotta




Fun-Filled Family Literacy Nights
By SuSan mary fraBoTTa

Family Literacy Nights are evening events during which community members are invited to school for
a celebration of literacy achievements through read alouds, rich literature and enrichment activities.
These nights strengthen attitudes concerning reading, writing and speaking, and improve parent/teacher
relationships. Parents are able to view the skills of their youngsters. Parents and children enjoy their
time together. These nights contribute to achieving school goals, bring together a diverse school com­
munity, create community partnerships, and increase classroom success. Family Literacy Nights show
that learning is fun!

Creating Fun­Filled Family Literacy Nights                       tural understanding, align with the Kindergarten
Eighty Kindergarten and Grade One students at­                   and Grade one curricula, and so much more! The
tend each Family Literacy Night at Eastford Road                 four essential components for a successful Fam­
School in Southbridge, Massachusetts. This year                  ily Literacy Night include, but are not limited
we will host Feeling Big, Bingo Night, and So­                   to, a theme, publicity, activities and community
cial Studies Night. Each of these programs sup­                  involvement. These nights provide the children
port classroom lesson plans, encourage intercul­                 with tools that allow them to examine closely the
                                                                 importance of literature in their lives.
                                                                      The themes which have been used focus on
             Ms. Susan Mary Frabotta has been an educator        school­wide read alouds, seasonal activities, lit­
             for twenty­seven years. She presently teaches       erature genres, character development, setting,
             Kindergarten at Eastford Road School in             fiction and nonfiction, as well as content areas
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             Southbridge, Massachusetts. She is a member of      such as Math, Science, Social Studies and Eng­
             the Alpha Gamma Chapter, Massachusetts. Some
             of her professional affiliates within the Society
                                                                 lish Language Arts. Skills such as listening, writ­
             include co­chair of both the Scholarship and        ing, reading, reciting, drawing, constructing, re­
             Literacy Committees, as well as being a member      cording, predicting, cutting, collaborating, and
             of the World Fellowship, Communications, and the    so much more are developed, challenged and ex­
             Grace’s House Committees.                           plored with a partner as well as with a parent or a
                                                                 sibling. These nights are super­involved fun!
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     An invitational letter is sent home with each        in sheet, and a list of the students attending
youngster in our school which explains in great           the program.
				
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Description: Family Literacy Nights are evening events during which community members are invited to school for a celebration of literacy achievements through read alouds, rich literature and enrichment activities. These nights strengthen attitudes concerning reading, writing and speaking, and improve parent/teacher relationships. Parents are able to view the skills of their youngsters. Parents and children enjoy their time together. These nights contribute to achieving school goals, bring together a diverse school community, create community partnerships, and increase classroom success. Family Literacy Nights show that learning is fun! [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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