Action Plan for Parent Engagement – Middle School Example

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Action Plan for Parent Engagement – Middle School Example

Action Plan for Parent EngagementMiddle School Example

Academic goal: Improve reading skills.

Type 1 - Parenting: Assist families with parenting skills, family support, understanding child and adolescent development, and

setting home conditions to support learning at each age and grade level.

Activity

(Specific task, including cultural proficiency

connections as appropriate)

Parent workshops on how to encourage students

to read for pleasure outside of class.

Offer workshop in students’ home language(s).

Vary workshop times to accommodate parents’

schedules.

Date

Grade

Level

What needs to be

done for the

activity When does

it need to be done

Who is responsible

What is our

objective How

will we measure

our progress

Fall 6-8 Organize workshops Reading Specialist Students will read

for pleasure

outside of class

Reading logs

Type 2 - Communicating: Communicate with families about school programs and student progress using school-to-home and hometo-school

communications.

Activity

(Specific task, including cultural proficiency

connections as appropriate)

A page of the school newsletter will include

information on the school’s reading and

language arts program, suggestions for

increasing student reading at home, and

questions to discuss with students about things

they read.

Date

Grade

Level

Quarterly 6-8

What needs to be

done for the

activity

Write and publish

articles.

Ensure newsletter is

available in students’

home languages, and

is available in both

print and electronic

formats.

Who is responsible

Teachers

Principal

What is our

objective How

will we measure

our progress

Student reading

skills will improve

as measured by

grades


Type 3 - Volunteering: Improve recruitment, training, activities, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and audiences at the

school or in other locations to support students and the school’s programs.

Activity

(Specific task, including cultural proficiency

connections as appropriate)

Family members will serve as volunteer literacy

tutors, reading buddies, or library aides during

the school day and during after-school programs.

Enlist parents in helping choose books for the

school library that reflect their home languages

and cultures.

Date

All

Year

Grade

Level

What needs to be

done for the

activity

6-8 Train and coordinate

volunteers

Who is responsible

Reading Specialist

and Teachers

What is our

objective How

will we measure

our progress

Students will

spend more time

reading both

during the school

day and outside of

school.

Type 4 – Learning at home: Involve families with their children in academic learning activities at home including homework, goal

setting, and other curriculum-related activities and decisions.

Activity

(Specific task, including cultural proficiency

connections as appropriate)

Teachers will assign interactive homework in

reading and writing.

For example, students can interview their family

members about a topic related to themes from the

literature they are reading in class.

Date

All

Year

Grade

Level

What needs to be

done for the

activity

6-8 Brainstorm interactive

homework ideas

during staff

development

Who is responsible

Principal

Reading Specialist

Teachers

What is our

objective How

will we measure

our progress

Parents will be

more familiar with

their students’

class activities.


Type 5 – Decision making: Include families as participants in school decisions, governance and advocacy activities through

committees, councils, and other parent organizations. Assist family representatives to obtain information from and give information to

those they represent.

Activity

(Specific task, including cultural proficiency

connections as appropriate)

Survey parents to choose a book title for a

school-wide book club, where families read the

same book. If possible, ask parent committees to

choose a title available in the main languages

represented at the school. Assist parents with

planning Family Literacy Night activities around

the chosen book.

Date

Grade

Level

Spring 6-8

What needs to be

done for the

activity

Assemble parent

committee for book

club

Who is responsible

Parents

Principal

Reading Specialist

What is our

objective How

will we measure

our progress

Students and

families will read

one book together

and share

extension

activities.

Type 6 – Collaborating with the community: Coordinate the work and resources of community business, agencies, and cultural,

civic, and other organizations to strengthen school programs, family practices, and student learning and development.

Activity

(Specific task, including cultural proficiency

connections as appropriate)

Partner with the local public library to organize

family literacy activities; ensure all families have

library cards.

Date

Grade

Level

What needs to be

done for the

activity

Fall 6-8 Coordinate with

library personnel

Who is responsible

Reading Specialist

Parent Leaders

What is our

objective How

will we measure

our progress

Increase student

and family use of

the public library.

Provide outreach those in the school community

who typically do not use the library. Bring them

to the library for a cultural event in the evening,

and take advantage of the opportunity to assist

with library card applications.

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