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Afterschool Lesson Plan Database

Lesson Plan

Parent University
Subject: Literacy
Grade span: K to 12
Duration: 90 minutes
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Family Literacy Events


This lesson is one example of how you can implement a family literacy event. Parent University is a monthly event, designed to get parents and caregivers invested in the school community, while providing tips and tools for families. Topics might include book recommendations, homework help, or the importance of reading at home. The best events target the needs and interests of families.

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Online Training for Afterschool Staff
The Afterschool Training Toolkit is available online free of charge.

The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.