Using a Storybook to Involve Families. Review the Harvard Family Research: Project Storybook Corner (http://www.hfrp.org/family-involvement/projects/family-involvement-storybook-project- completed-project/storybook-corner). Read the overview regarding the Family Involvement Network Project and the Family Involvement Storybook Project. Read, Tomasito’s Mother Comes To School and the accompanying activities. Choose a book from Harvard Family Research Project: Family Involvement Storybook Selections (http://www.hfrp.org/var/hfrp/storage/fckeditor/File/storybook.pdf) or from Reading is Fundamental: Multicultural Booklist (http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/multicultural/2012-multicultural-booklist.htm) to create a lesson to engage children and their families. 1. �  Include a summary of the text itself, why you chose the book and what you hope to accomplish by using it with your students and their families. 2. �  Create a family letter about your chosen story book and inviting families to attend school to take part in group activities related to the book. 3. �  Create at least five (5) discussion questions to use with your students and their families. 4. �  Create two (2) different activities that can be completed by families and their children in the classroom. 5. �  Create one (1) activity that can be completed by the family at home. 6. �  Create an evaluation form to solicit feedback from parents and students to assess the value of this program.

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