We often hear the words “value of education,” but many students will never experience academic success or reap the benefits of higher education. Pages & Chapters is determined to help students achieve academic success by enhancing their literacy skills and fostering a love of reading. Research shows that parent and family involvement in children’s education significantly promotes overall academic achievement. Further, parents and families become more involved when teachers engage them, build relationships, and provide resources and strategies to improve literacy skills and achieve academic success. And, we believe teachers need support and resources to engage families in literacy. Pages & Chapters provides curriculum resources for teachers to download and print; books, snacks, and other resources for teachers to give to families; and support through teacher trainings, events, and happy hours.
Read more about the ways Pages & Chapters can support teachers who engage families in literacy.
Download our curriculum and supplemental activities to engage families in literacy. Teachers are encouraged to use our curriculum resources for family literacy nights, to lead Open Books (a series of family literacy workshops), and send home with students to encourage home literacy building. Teachers can also provide our curriculum activities to parents and families during parent-teacher conferences. Click here for flier templates, family sign up templates, surveys, and more!
What students, parents, teachers and administrators have to say about Open Books:
“I love that Open Books is all about getting the families and kids together. I’ve already seen the kids become more excited about reading and the parents have commented about how they like learning ways they can help their kid at home besides just reading to them.” –Valerie Smith, Title 1 Paraprofessional, Kansas City, Missouri
“Breezy is actually a really good reader, but she doesn’t like to read. Coming to Open Books weekly during the summer and monthly during the school year keeps her where she needs to be, and I’m hoping she can get even better!” –Tammy Thurmon, Open Books parent
“We are required, as Title 1 teachers, to conduct two parental involvement evenings each year. By the time I plan, coordinate everything, and stay after school through the parent nights, I’m spending at least 20 hours on just two nights. This [Open Books] has everything done for me. I just have to make some copies and organize parent sign up, and I’m spending maybe 12 hours on six sessions that has results.” –Kimberly Kenyon, Title 1 Reading Teacher, Kentucky Trail Elementary, Belton, Missouri
“This is something that covers everything we need for Title 1 compliance for parental involvement. It offers parent surveys, tracks student data, and has parents actually involved. Plus, we will have results to show at the end of it!” –Dr. Sara Jones, Superintendent of Pupil Services, Belton, Missouri