Helping your child to read

Helping your child to learn how to read can be easy and fun. 

Use the many wonderful resources available for your child at home and in school such as BookFlix, TrueFlix, ScienceFlix, or the many literacy resources found through Digital Text and more.  

Below, resources for you to share and enjoy.  

Reading tips for parents 
    Reading Rockets ~ Tips 
    Handouts, below:  
        Helping Your Child at Home / English
        Helping Your Child at Home / Spanish 
        Guide to Choosing Good Books 
        Reading Rockets Tips 
        Vocabulary Strategies for English Language Learners 
Every Child, Every Day - Article from Educational Leadership 

Tips from the USDOE - From Becoming a Reader - Every step a child takes toward learning to read leads to another. Bit by bit, the child builds the knowledge that is necessary for being a reader. Over their first 6 years, most children 
  • Talk and listen. 
  • Listen to stories read aloud. 
  • Pretend to read. 
  • Learn how to handle books. 
  • Learn about print and how it works. 
  • Identify letters by name and shape. 
  • Identify separate sounds in spoken language. 
  • Write with scribbles and drawing. 
  • Connect single letters with the sounds they make. 
  • Connect what they already know to what they hear read. 
  • Predict what comes next in stories and poems. 
  • Connect combinations of letters with sounds. 
  • Recognize simple words in print. 
  • Sum up what a story is about. 
  • Write individual letters of the alphabet. 
  • Write words. 
  • Write simple sentences. 
  • Read simple books. 
  • Write to communicate. 
  • Read simple books.   
Early Learning Resources from the USDOE -

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