Home-School Partnerships Getting parents involved with Writing instruction… In order for families to be active participants in school life, they must feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff and to what their child(ren) are doing in school (Padak & Rasinski, 2010).
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet Eating a Big Mac and fries Along came a spider and sat down beside her 'Yuck', it said, 'I prefer flies'.
Example from http://www.funny-poems.co.uk/kids/animal-poetry/a02-little.asp
Letters and E-mails Written communication had been an important way for families to communicate throughout history. Children can write or e-mail family members such as grandparents, cousins or other family members who may not live in the same household.
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