We Can Learn English in Every Subject

When we are learning a language, we do not segment academic and language information separately in our brains. Instead, we use our knowledge as an integral system to communicate with others and learn new content. In this set of activities, parents can find ways to help their children practice English and home languages while learning academic content. 

Parents/caregivers: When you click on each grade level, a 5-page pdf document will download. You are free to practice as many activities as you can for 5 weeks. For each week, you will have 7 options to choose from: Daily Care Routines, Homework Routines, Mealtime Routines, Play and Leisure Routines, Outside Routines, Walking/Driving/Bus Routines and Anytime! 

Teachers: Each set of activities has been developed to help you create opportunities for parent engagement beyond the classroom walls. These activities are thought to support multilingual children’s language and literacy development at home. Each set would be based on content from the All Ohio Literacy Learning Modules-Multilingual Series

Click on each language below to display the grade levels – PreK, K-2 and 3-5 and download a set of activities in English, Arabic, Somali, Chinese, Spanish or Japanese. 

After trying out these activities, click on this survey link and let us know which activities have been more effective/useful in helping your child learn language and literacy skills at home.