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Have Journal...Will Travel: Promoting Family Involvement in Literacy

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Have Journal...Will Travel: Promoting Family Involvement in Literacy

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time 5-7 minutes per session
Lesson Author

Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska


National Council of Teachers of English


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March 13, 2012

I've done this in my first grade class with several different themed bags and the children love it! I have themed bags for student birthdays, Halloween, Eric Carle, Biscuit, Dr. Seuss, Clifford, and Robert Munsch. Most bags include a stuffed animal and five books by that author or on that theme. I also have worksheets, journals, or writing prompts to go with each bag. The children have the option of selecting a bag instead of their regular homework.



June 16, 2010

Your sample letter suggests you did this with Kindergarten children. Have you ever tried it with Grade One or Two?



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