Reading for Success: Engaging Families in Your Literacy Program

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Research proves families and children working together greatly improves reading achievement!

Motivate families to stay involved in reading throughout the year by hosting literacy nights, back-to-school events, parent-teacher meetings, and more using the comprehensive Reading for Success Kit from The Parent Institute.

This 90+ page resource kit (available in English and English with a Spanish supplement) is appropriate for all elementary grades. Designed to complement any existing reading program, the kit doesn't try to teach reading; rather, it reminds families that reading to and with their children at home has a powerful positive effect on student success now and into the future.

Two Ways to Present!

Conduct your own family literacy workshops, or show the videos at parent-teacher conferences, before or during other school events and on your website. Families will learn ways to stimulate their child’s interest in reading at home and ideas for giving their children the vital reading foundation needed for success!

What You Get

With Reading for Success Kit in hand, you will be able to:

  • Show the professionally narrated video focusing on what families can do at home to create an enriched home learning environment reading to and with their children.
  • Use the enhanced PowerPoint presentation and script to conduct a workshop at your own pace, focusing on what all families need to know about reading and be reminded of frequently.
  • Provide families with over 25 handouts suggesting specific, easy ways to help beginning readers and intermediate readers with common reading topics and concerns, such as:

Comprehension • Decoding • Choosing books • Reading aloud
Struggling readers • Vocabulary • Library visits • And more!

  • Plan and host a successful event with over 25 helpful how-to pages including strategies for including all families (even the hard-to-reach!), as well as:

An event checklist • Community engagement ideas
Sample press releases • Invitations • Posters • And more!

  • Adapt eight Program Profiles of clever and successful literacy events from across the nation. Conduct one or all of the events—or mix the ideas together with your own for a unique event for your school or district. You'll get profiles of programs such as:
    • Inspire Families With a 'Reading Road Race'
    • Mobile Family Resource Center Reaches All
    • Reading Baskets Promote Family Engagement
    • ...just to name a few!

Everything comes in a colorful, organized storage binder—holding all your kit components in one easy-to-find source for years of safekeeping!

Plus, you'll receive 50 copies of one of our best-selling booklets, 25 Ways Parents Can Read With Children. Give them to families as a take-home companion to reinforce what they have learned.


Resource Kit Pricing

Quantity English Kit Only English Kit with Spanish Supplement
1 Kit
$399.00 $549.00
2 Kits
$749.00 total $998.00 total
5 Kits
$1,799.00 total $2,395.00 total
10 Kits $3,489.00 total $4,670.00 total

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