This article describes a parent involvement program for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade children. During the school year, students at each grade level come to the school for three evenings, with the goal of creating their own book in a different format at each session. Benefits of the program include: increased interaction between students and parents or other significant adults; teacher modeling of literacy support strategies; improved home-school communication; books written (and available for reading) at child's independent reading level; and increased familiarity of students and parents with teachers.
Albee, J. J., & Drew, M. (2001). Off to the Write Start: A Parent-Teacher-Child Story. Reading Horizons, 41 (3). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol41/iss3/1