D.E.A.R. Reading -- Family Style
Lesson Objective: Involve families in classroom reading time
Grades K-2 / ELA / Reading

Thought starters

  1. How does Ms. Laurance involve all students in family reading time, even if their family members are not in the classroom?
  2. How does family reading time help to build community?
  3. Think about how family reading time sets the tone for the rest of the day.?
Great idea!!! It would be wonderful if this video could include a link or a reference to some of the research that shows the impact on student achievement that this type of family engagement can have.
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I love this teacher's energy! And her ideas . . .
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I would love to see how this fits into the schedule and how the teacher transtions from DEAR to the next step.
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I love Kimberly's idea to include a new layer of important reading role models into her classroom by inviting the students' families in her D.E.A.R. time! How powerful! This thoughtful work of both Kimberly and all the parents/guardians who participate is a wonderful example to students and the larger community that reading is valued and valuable. Thanks for sharing!
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School Details

Washington Elementary School
2300 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Berkeley CA 94704
Population: 468

Data Provided By:



Kimberly Laurance



All Grades / All Subjects / Tch Tools

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, All Subjects, Class Culture

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, ELA, Class Culture

Teaching Practice

All Grades / All Students / Class Culture