There needs to be open communication between home and school and make sure parents are supporting literacy activities in the home.
A good idea is to make a "Book Bag". A book bag can have a theme or can be about whatever you are learning at school. This book bag should have EVERYTHING in it that children may need to do any activity you give them such as: tape, glue, crayons etc. (Make sure the book bag is explained at your Parent Meeting at the beginning of the school year). Send a letter home with the child in the bag, give a list of materials that need to be returned, and direction of what they should do with the bag.
I liked to do theme bags, so right now I would do a Thanksgiving bag. Some books I may include are: