Parent-Family-Community Connections

November 2022 Edition

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Help Your Child Become a Reader: Family Tips in English and Spanish

All families can help their children become readers! These videos offer practical tips for all families on how to support reading at home. These videos are available in English and Spanish and feature early literacy expert Bernadette Pilar Zermeño.

Family Literacy Tips for Older Children and Teens: A Lifelong Love of Reading

Raising Bilingual Kids

Why Reading to Your Kids in Your Home Language Will Help Them Become Better Readers

As a parent, you may be wondering whether you should be reading to your children in Spanish or English. This article provides suggestions of ways that you can help your child develop his or her literacy skills in your family's native language and explains the research behind the recommendations.

There are many ways you can help your child with reading! From the time they learn their first words to the time that they are in high school, there are many small steps we can take along the way, such as singing songs, reading out loud, sounding out words, going to the library, and reading books together in your home language.

Click on the link below for ideas to do at home, fun activities, suggestions for choosing books to share together, and tips to help prepare your child for a lifetime and love of reading.

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November 8 Elections

November is election month. The following resources and information will help you exercise your right to vote in Texas.
Please contact your child's school for additional information about the virtual event.
Helpful Websites for At-Home Learning

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has compiled a variety of helpful websites to support families with English learners at home. These websites will help in strengthening skills in Listening (L), Reading (R), Speaking (S), and Writing (W).

Emergent Bilingual Family Engagement

Joseph Pino

Emergent Bilingual Family Empowerment Specialist