Home Literacy Kits

In an effort to encourage parents to spend more quality time with their children, we have implemented the use of Home Literacy Kits. Beginning in September, students choose one literacy kit to take home for the duration of one week (Monday-Friday).  Students have this opportunity approximately 1-2 times each month.

In addition to participating in fun, hands on activities with their families, students also gain an understanding that reading can be for enjoyment (through use of fictional stories) and for gaining knowledge (through the reading of non fiction books).  They may also gain an increased acquisition of pre-reading skills (left to right progression, letter/sound knowledge, phonemic awareness, rhyming, syllables, etc).  Parents will hopefully learn about the joy of being involved in their child's education and continue active support through each grade level.

Each Home Literacy Kit contains 3-5 books (both fiction and nonfiction related to a theme) and extensions for literacy, math and/or science.  Most materials for completing activities are located in the kit along with directions and a materials list.

Some Literacy Kits Photo

A few samples....

Action Rhyme Kit Photo
Action Rhymes

Color Kit Photo

Count With Me Kit Photo
One, Two, Three Count With Me

Fish Tales Kit Photo
Fish Tales

Pumpkin Time Kit Photo
Pumpkin Time

Sample Direction Sheets
( in PDF)

Action Rhymes
One, Two, Three Count With Me

Other Titles for Some of Our Literacy Kits:

Animal Friends ABC
Baking Fun
Chicka Chicka ABC
Counting Bears
Eating the Alphabet
Families Are Fun
From Season to Season
Rhyming Bears
Under the Sea
Whatever the Weather
Words Are Everywhere

Want more information and ideas for Home Literacy Kits?  Check out the following resources!

Home and Back With Books by Kimberly Jordano.  (Creative Teaching Press, 1996) ISBN1-57471-160-1

Discovery Packs -original ideas from KinderKorner!
Monday Bags - photos from Teacher's Korner
Math Packs -  ideas from the K teachers at the Earl Buxton School
Buddy Bags - from Mrs. Levin's Pre -K Pages
Book Bags
Family Project and Take Home Bags - from Mrs. Taylor's Kindergarten
Family Literacy Backpacks - from BuddyProject.org

Mrs. Gail Dixon (a fellow kindergarten teacher) and I purchased materials, created activities, and assembled the literacy kits for our students from the grant money we received from the Plainfield Community School Corporation.

Last Modified:10/15/14

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