Family engagement in schools is a worthy but difficult pursuit. Between scheduling challenges, family needs, and other systemic factors, how can educators encourage family participation? This article details a simple practice using pizza, existing curriculum, and local resources as a way of working smarter to create a culture of family engagement around literacy.

Author Bio

Ms. Jennie (Povenmire) Baumann is a doctoral student at Michigan State University. She is interested in preservice teachers' preparation in literacy, and family engagement in literacy practices. She can be reached at povenmir@msu.edu.



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