How to Use Action’s Family Letter

Building student engagement beyond the classroom

Family engagement is vital to the growth of students, especially the striving readers of Action. In fact, research shows that students whose parents are more involved in their education are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, graduate, and have better behavior and relationships. That’s why we’ve created our Family Letters—a simple tool to help your students continue building comprehension and reading skills at home. 

The Family Letter is written especially to encourage children and parents to read and talk about Action together. The letter is available in English and Spanish and gives simple discussion starters for different stories and resources. It also provides an easy way to send home your classroom password, so families can read the digital issue.

You’ll find a Family Letter link at the top of every issue page:

There are several ways you can share the letter with families:

  • Download the PDF and attach it to an email
  • Post it on a class webpage
  • Upload the PDF to Google Classroom
  • Copy the link to the PDF and paste it into a post on Google Classroom or another learning management system
  • Copy and paste the text of the letter into an email or text message
  • Photocopy it to send home with students