Partners in Print – Primary is the tried-and-true resource to strengthen parent involvement for beginning readers. The program binder and support materials make it easy to set up “Family Literacy” events in which parents, educators, and children rotate between stations, as they work on fun, focused, activities to build beginning reading skills. Parents walk away empowered to use the easy steps learned in the workshops at home.
Partners in Print helps schools:
Partners in Print provides everything for implementation in a user-friendly format. The Partners in Print English Basic Kit includes:
Q: How does the Partners in Print curriculum meet Title I requirements?Q: How much time do I need to implement Partners in Print within my school?
A: Initially, there are 1-2 in-services to be conducted with staff and parents who will be leading the program (1.5 hours each). For each literacy workshop for parents and children, it will take a total of about 1-1.5 hours from start to finish. Each workshop includes some time for meeting and greeting, as well as some time for overview information, plus four 10-15 minute station rotation sessions. Although each Partners in Print kit includes up to 15 workshops, most schools use around 4-7 per year.
A: All Title I programs require the inclusion of a formal, well-organized parent-involvement component. Partners in Print is a ready-to-go resource that meets this need. It helps get parents involved in their child’s literacy development by giving practical tips for helping children at home. Included in Partners in Print are research-based literacy workshops that focus on skills and strategies linked with your school curriculum. Parent-friendly instructions and valuable resources accompany this program making it easy to incorporate into any school improvement or Title I plan.
“Partners in Print is a thoroughly well thought out and purposefully planned pre-packaged program to increase parent involvement and knowledge of up to date strategies and skills students are learning in the classroom.” “It brings parents into school for a positive partnership between parents and students with a connection established that is not threatening but supportive of their efforts.”
Reading Resource Teacher
Colonel Richardson Middle School
“Partners in Print gives educators an excellent format to launch literacy outreach to parents who want to help their kids become better readers.
–Tanya Zinn Jones
Title 1 SULA Teacher
Weyanoke Elementary School
"Parent involvement increased. Students as well as parents appeared to enjoy the sessions and activities. I would recommend this program to all schools and preschools."
Memphis City School District
"In conducting these meetings parents, students, and teachers really responded to the relaxed atmosphere of each meeting. I definitely recommend this program to other schools."
Memphis City School District
|Grade Level||1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten, PreK|