Sunday, October 14, 2012

Parent Teacher Conference Resources

Sharing Data with Families

To share, or not to share?  Choice Literacy has advice on if, when, what, and how to share data with parents, and it isn't just from standardized tests or screeners, but your own classroom data.


Parent Guides to Student Success

I sent this out last year, but thought it was worth repeating as conferences come next week. The National PTA provides Parent Guides to Student Success and education on the CCSS.  To download and print these PDF files in color or black and white, see their website.   This is for all grades.


Reading Resources

Families:
If you are looking for ideas to share literacy resources and opportunities with parents at conferences, Reading Rockets has materials to create Reading Adventure Packs.

Teens:
 Teen Read Week is THIS WEEK.  The third full week of October marks Teen Read Week. Encourage teens to read for the fun of it and access the library for magazines, e-books, audiobooks. There will be special event aimed at teens in libraries this week.


There's an App for That!

Trading Cards

ReadWriteThink's Trading Card App helps kids in grades 3-8 share understanding of topics, study for  school, and create their own fictional characters.