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Reading Help for Parents and Children

Reading Help


Links verified on 5/25/2014


  1. Family Times - Scott Foresman says that you are your child's first and best teacher. To help you, they provide activity sheets which you can print for use at home. Kindergarten | First Grade | Second Grade | Third Grade | Fourth Grade | Fifth Grade | Sixth Grade An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Helping Children Learn about Reading - from the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  3. Helping Children with Learning Disabilities to Succeed - Learning To Read/Reading To Learn [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  4. Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed - Teaching strategies can help students with learning disabilities improve their performance in the science classroom An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  5. Is your child ready for Kindergarten? - The Get Ready to Read! Screening Tool - Sample Question and 20 items. Each item is a set of four pictures and a question. Read the question aloud while your child looks at the pictures. Your child answers by pointing to or clicking on one of the 4 pictures and then clicking the Next button. When you've finished all 20 items, you will be scored automatically.
  6. Parental Involvement - 100 School-Home Activities for the Kindergarten level. The activities are organized by reading and literacy skills appropriate to this grade. Under each specific skill, there are varying numbers of activities to help children develop their ability to read and write. From the U.S. Department of Education. (for Kindergarten Parents) (for First Grade Parents) (for Second Grade Parents) (for third Grade Parents)
  7. Parents Helping Children Learn to Read (Tips provided by Irvine Unified School District in California)
    1. Tips for Reading to Your Child
    2. Phrases that Encourage
    3. Questions that Encourage Conversation about Reading
    4. Questions for Reading
    5. Phonemic Awareness Activities For 4-5-6 Year Olds
    6. Phonemic Awareness Activities For 6-7 Year Olds
    7. Bibliography: K-3 Phonemic Awareness
    8. Ten Tips: Helping Your Child Read Effectively
    9. Breaking the Sound-It-Out Barrier
    10. Reading Tips for Parents, Primary Caregivers, and Educators
  8. Simple Things You Can Do To Help All Children Read Well and Independently by the End of the Third Grade.
  9. Tutor Training Activities [from NWREL] - Parents, consider yourselves tutors and look at some of the activities that the North West Regional Educational Laboratory suggests. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  10. The Compact for Reading Guide is a user-friendly handbook designed to walk your family-school compact team through the steps of building and implementing a Compact for Reading. It provides information, strategies, examples, and checklists to help parents, educators, and community members develop effective, workable compacts that can improve your school, increase family involvement, and increase student skills and achievement in reading.
  11. Early Childhood Activities - filled with helpful tips and special activities that promote reading and language skills for young children.

 

 

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