Family Reading Night

2nd Edition

Darcy J. Hutchins, Joyce L. Epstein, Marsha D. Greenfeld

Published September 26, 2014
Reference - 174 Pages
ISBN 9781138021471 - CAT# Y165714

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Host family reading nights at your school! These events promote literacy outside of the classroom and encourage families to get involved in their children’s achievement. They also build relationships among educators, families, and community partners. This practical book is full of step-by-step guidelines and reproducible activities to help you bring family reading nights to life in your own school or district.

Special Features:

  • The book is organized by month of the school year, so you can quickly find activities that meet your needs
  • Each activity is easy to implement and includes a page of instructions for teacher-leaders and an activity page for families
  • An appendix provides all of the forms you need to get your Family Reading Night started, including invitations and registration sheets
  • All of the family activities can be photocopied or downloaded for free from our website,, so that you can print and distribute them during your event

This enhanced second edition includes connections to the Common Core State Standards for reading. It also features a special new appendix with all of the family activities translated into Spanish, to help more families get involved!


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