Workshop 10: Celebrating Literacy

It is very important to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment and the learning that has occurred throughout the previous workshops.  Teachers have worked hard to set up an environment in which parents and children could participate in a comfortable, yet challenging program.  Parents have risen to the challenge by continuing to participate and have given thought and effort to the many topics that were covered.  Children have responded to the efforts by their teachers and their parents and have enjoyed the positive results of true home-school connection.  This workshop is designed to acknowledge all of these worthy efforts.

Click here to download the activities and agenda associated with this workshop, in both English and Spanish. In order to access the site you will need the last four digits of the book's ISBN number and the last word on page 129.

This activity allows the families to showcase their successes and talk with other families about activities that they enjoyed and methods that helped them be successful.

Holiday Scramble
This activity addresses Written and Oral English Language Conventions as children use holiday words to create as many new words as possible using the letters given in the original word.

Match It Up
This activity addresses Word Analysis, Fluency and Systematic Vocabulary Development, and Listening and Speaking Strategies as children consider and match words that belong, or are associated together by meaning.

Spelling Words Together
This activity addresses Written and Oral English Language Conventions as children practice spelling words.

Create Your Own Caption
This activity addresses Word Analysis, Fluency and Systematic Vocabulary Development, Written and Oral English Language Conventions, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies and Writing Applications by asking children to manipulate sentences, words and/or letters they find in a newspaper to write captions for pictures.