National Family Literacy Month: Building Skills at Home
November 15, 2021
In honor of November being National Family Literacy Month, the Department is releasing a series of activities that families can do at home to build literacy skills. These one-page resources are organized by age groups and offer ideas for customized, fun, simple literacy activities. They can be found under Resources for Families in the Literacy Library, but for extra convenience, the individual links are provided below. They will be translated into Louisiana students’ native languages, so continue to check the Literacy Library for updated resources. Teachers and leaders are encouraged to share these resources with families by sending them home, informing families of the Literacy Library, or adding them to site-based family centers.
Building Literacy Skills at Home for:
- Newborn to Infant
- Preschool to Early Elementary
- Upper Elementary
- Middle and High School
Governor John Bel Edwards issued a state proclamation acknowledging November as Family Engagement Month in the State of Louisiana. This is a time to recognize and celebrate the important role of families in the education and well-being of their children. It is an opportunity for families, schools and the community to reflect upon how to promote and strengthen family engagement.
In celebration of Family Engagement Month, LDOE has launched the BE ENGAGED Initiative, which consists of a number of activities and initiatives to ignite and support family engagement. LEAs can continue to promote Family Engagement during the month of November three ways:
- Share the requested/provided videos on various platforms such as social media or school websites to encourage families to BE ENGAGED. Remember to get necessary permissions.
- Promote “Tell Us Something Good” Share your story: Invite families to share an experience on social media or with a local newspaper about their child’s teacher/school that highlights their welcoming attitude and enthusiasm in working with families to create a positive experience for students.
- Post parent and family engagement pictures on social media/school websites and use the hashtag BE ENGAGED.