Family Letters Help You Partner With Parents For Learning at Home

By Lauren Salisbury
April 28, 2020

Click here to download this month’s letter in Spanish.

Over these past weeks, many of you have done a head-spinning pivot to remote teaching. I am in awe of the efforts I’ve seen teachers across the country make.

With their kids at home, parents and families have become even more essential partners in learning. If you’re not yet familiar with the Family Letter that accompanies each issue of Scope, now is a great time to explore it.

The Family Letter is written especially to encourage kids and parents to read and talk about Scope together. Every letter is available in English and Spanish and gives simple discussion starters and activity ideas for features in the issue. It also provides an easy way to send home your classroom password, so families can read stories together online.

You’ll find a link to download the Family Letter on the homepage of each issue:

Here are some simple ways to share the family letter:

  • 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 your learning management system.
  • Copy and paste the text of the letter into an email or text message to parents or guardians.


The entire Scope team is thinking about you and your students and we are eager to help in any way we can. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please contact us anytime at LSalisbury@Scholastic.com

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