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  1. Longhorn Literacy Nights A Celebration of Family Literacy

  2. It has been estimated that children from middle-income homes may experience up to 1700 hours of parent-child storybook reading prior to entering the first grade whereas children from lower-income families may experience as few as 25 hours. Pence, K.L. (2007) Assessment in emergent literacy. San Diego: Plural Publishing

  3. Demographics • Title 1 • Income level • Ethnicities • Neighborhood

  4. Literacy Night Goals • Increasing parent involvement • Making parents more comfortable in reading to their child • Helping parents understand the importance of reading to their child • Teaching simple strategies for increasing literacy skills at home • Making reading FUN!

  5. Format of Each Evening • Welcome activity • Dinner • Sharing a book • Dividing into groups • Activities • Story Sacks

  6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Theme – Tropical • Focus Skill – alphabetic knowledge • Activities -cookie sheets with ABC magnets -alphabet beach ball -pretzels • Take home -Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Chicka Chicka 123 -cookie sheets with ABC magnets -beach ball -playdough with letter tracers

  7. Fancy Nancy • Theme – Fancy • Focus skill - Vocabulary • Welcoming activity – Bejewelling crowns • Activities -Hangman -Dress-up -Rhyming concentration • Take home activities -King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub -Dry erase board and marker -Coloring books with suggestions for vocabulary enhancement -Rhyming concentration

  8. How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? • Theme – Dinosaurs • Focus skill - Rhyming • Welcoming activity – Dinosaur necklaces and tatoos • Activities -Dinosaur races (put dinosaurs in ABC order) -Dino-Bingo with rhyming words -Board game • Take home activities - Dinosaur Alphabet, I Want a Dinosaur, Dinosaurumpus -Alphabet dinosaurs -Dino Bingo cards with plastic dinosaurs as markers -Board game with cards

  9. Cook-a-Doodle-Doo • Theme – Farm • Focus skill - Sequencing • Welcoming activity – Farm animal magnets • Activities -Making dessert (strawberry shortcake) -Hatching stories -Reading Detective • Take home activities - If You Give a Pig a Pancake -Box of pancake mix, spatula, sequencing cards -Story eggs -Happy Meal box, educational placemats, hand lens

  10. How I Became a Pirate • Theme – Pirate • Focus skill - Syllabication • Welcoming activity – Pirate hats • Activities -Walk the Plank -Treasure chest file folder game -Down by the Bay • Take home activities - How I Became a Pirate, Pirate Pete -Treasure chest file folder game with jewels -recording of Down By the Bay

  11. Five Little Monkeys • Theme – Monkeys • Focus skill – Review • Welcoming activity – Monkey visors • Activities -Banana Split relays -Monkey races -Acka Backa -Giant “Twister” game • Take home activities - Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Five Little Monkeys at the Carwash, etc. -Banana split recipe -Barrel of Monkeys

  12. Contact Information • Dee Kirby- kirbyd@acu.edu • Dee Ann Shelton- das8@sbcglobal.net • Andrea Clonch- andrea.clonch@abileneisd.org