This letter includes tips for parents to help encourage reading and writing at home. A reading contract for students is also provided. Students choose a minimum number of pages that they promise to read each night. Reading contract has lines for student, parent, and teacher's signature.
In the beginning of the year send home this letter to encourage parents to provide an atmosphere at home conducive to reading. Have students fill out the contract and make 3 copies, one for the student, parent, and teacher.