District Help Parents Support Literacy Development

District Help Parents Support Literacy Development photo
Two separate English Language Learners (ELL) Parent Literacy Collaboration Workshops were held at the district’s Family Engagement Center on April 2 and April 4. Director of ELL, Bilingual and World Language Programs Monica Pullows-Tetuan explained that the event was designed to provide parents with tools to assist them in supporting their child’s literacy development.

English as a New Language (ENL) teachers modeled interactive reading and writing activities for parents to use at home and encouraged them to practice these literacy building tools with their children. The interactive activities emphasized multilingual approaches to literature through reading, writing and conversation, as well as thinking strategies that allow parents to play a role in supporting learning at home. The home language was featured as an asset to this work.