Improving Literacy Briefs

Advocating for My Child’s Literacy Needs

A literacy advocate supports or speaks out for someone else’s educational needs or rights in reading, writing, and language. As a family member, you know your child best. You have seen your child’s literacy skills progress over time. You can embrace your role as an advocate and learn how to work together with your child’s school toward common goals.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Advocacy
Aprender sobre el desarrollo de lectura del niño

Aprender a leer es difícil y no sucede naturalmente. Requiere instrucción explícita y sistemática, lo cual es especialmente importante para los lectores con dificultades. Aprender a leer implica muchas habilidades diferentes que deben enseñarse a su hijo. La instrucción en conciencia fonológica, fonética, fluidez, vocabulario y comprensión ayudará a su hijo a aprender a leer.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Spanish

El aprendizaje remoto de alfabetización incluye una combinación de experiencias de aprendizaje de alfabetización dirigidas por maestros, familias y estudiantes. Es una colaboración entre escuelas, familias y estudiantes. Los padres tienen un papel importante en ayudar a desarrollar las habilidades de alfabetización de su hijo.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Remote Learning, Spanish

Un defensor de la alfabetización apoya o habla por las necesidades educativas o los derechos de otra persona en lectura, escritura y lenguaje. Como miembro de la familia, usted conoce mejor a su hijo. Ha visto progresar las habilidades de alfabetización de su hijo con el tiempo. Puede asumir su papel como defensor y aprender a trabajar junto con la escuela de su hijo para lograr objetivos comunes.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Advocacy, Spanish
Dyslexia Around the World

This infographic examines the online presence of dyslexia across 195 countries.

Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts, State Agencies
Topic: 
Dyslexia

Las familias y los educadores pueden trabajar juntos para garantizar que los niños tengan experiencias exitosas de alfabetización dentro y fuera de la escuela. Esto es especialmente importante si los niños tienen dificultades para leer. Las familias y los educadores juegan un papel importante en un enfoque integral para el desarrollo de la alfabetización a través de cuatro acciones clave: aprender, abogar, asociarse y apoyar.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Advocacy, Partnerships, Spanish

Four important steps for self-advocacy.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Advocacy
Key Roles for Children’s Literacy Success

Families and educators can work together to ensure children have successful literacy experiences in and out of school. This is especially important if children have reading difficulties. Families and educators play important roles in a comprehensive approach to literacy development through four key actions: Learn, Advocate, Partner, and Support.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Advocacy, Partnerships

Al abordar juntos las necesidades promovemos un desarrollo más rápido y podemos detectar a tiempo asuntos problemáticos. Encuentre una solución que entre usted y la escuela puedan apoyar.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships, Spanish

Usted y la escuela pueden compartir recursos de alfabetización para ayudar a su hijo y a otras personas a obtener instrucción de alfabetización basada en evidencia. Aprenda a detectar prácticas cuestionables o ineficaces.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships, Spanish

Usted y la escuela dependen el uno del otro para satisfacer las necesidades de alfabetización de su hijo. Entonces, trabajar juntos puede resolver conflictos a tiempo. Saber a dónde acudir cuando necesita información o apoyo también puede ayudarle.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Advocacy, Spanish

La escuela y usted pueden hablar sobre el perfil de alfabetización de su hijo y cómo la instrucción y la intervención, se ajustan a las necesidades de su hijo.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships, Spanish

Preguntas para hacer sobre las evaluaciones y la instrucción de su hijo en la escuela.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Spanish

Preguntas para hacer sobre la instrucción de lectura de su hijo en la escuela.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Spanish
Learning About Your Child’s Reading Development

Learning to read is difficult and does not happen naturally. It requires explicit and systematic instruction, which is especially important for struggling readers. Learning to read involves many different skills that must be taught to your child. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension will help your child learn to read.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Partnering With Your Child’s School

You and the school share responsibility for your child’s language and literacy learning. Collaborate with your school to make decisions about your child’s literacy education right from the start. Your child benefits when you and the school work together to support her literacy development. Working together promotes faster development and catches trouble spots early.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships

Phonological awareness is like an umbrella. Rhyming, alliteration, sentence segmentation, syllables, onset and rime, and phonemic awareness all exist under this umbrella with phonemic awareness being the most advanced skill of phonological awareness.

Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness
Remote Literacy Learning: Coaching Steps for Familie

You can coach your child’s literacy learning at home. This means interacting with and guiding your child so he or she grows and succeeds.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Remote Learning
Remote Literacy Learning: Families as Partners

Remote literacy learning includes a mixture of literacy learning experiences that are teacher-led, family-led, and student-led. It is a collaboration among schools, families, and students. Parents have an important role in helping develop your child’s literacy skills.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Remote Learning
Route to Reading: Avoid a Lemon

You and the school can share literacy resources to help your child and others get evidence-based literacy instruction. Learn to spot questionable or ineffective practices.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships

Four tips to use when reading with your child.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Route to Reading: Check for Potholes

Questions to ask about your child's reading instruction at school.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Route to Reading: Do Regular Performance Checks

Questions to ask about your child's assessments and instruction at school.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Route to Reading: Form a Pit Crew

Addressing needs together promotes faster development and catches trouble spots early. Find a solution that you and the school can both support.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships
Route to Reading: Get Another Quote

You and the school rely on each other to meet the literacy needs of your child. So, working together can solve conflicts early. Knowing where to turn when you need information or support can help too.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Advocacy

Helping your child with speech sounds supports early reading success.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading

Asking questions can help your child understand what she reads.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Route to Reading: Inspect the Manual - Instruction & Intervention

You and the school can talk about your child’s literacy profile and how literacy instruction and intervention is matched to your child’s literacy needs.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships
Route to Reading: Inspect the Manual - Screening & Assessment

You and the school can discuss key assessment tools, rubrics, grading criteria, or strategies to determine together if your child is successful in learning literacy content, skills, or completing an assignment.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships, Screening

Helping your child stretch apart and connect sounds to sound out words supports early reading success.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Route to Reading: Map It Out

Questions to ask about your child's reading skills.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Route to Reading: Repair as Needed

Difficulties can be spotted early, ask these questions if you have concerns about your child's progress at school.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Route to Reading: Schedule Regular Maintenance

Regular and positive communication and interaction between you and the school make partnering to support your child’s literacy learning possible.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships
Route to Reading: Set Your Destination

Advocacy comes in many forms and can be done in a variety of ways. Whatever path you choose, have a navigation system to follow and forecast your child’s literacy growth.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Advocacy

Help your child practice early literacy skills and understand ideas during everyday life.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Route to Reading: Tune-up in the Community

Help your child practice speech sounds and letters during everyday life.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading

Help your child practice language skills and understand ideas during everyday life.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Schools and Families As Partners in Remote Literacy Learning

Remote literacy learning is a collaboration among schools, families, and students.

Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Remote Learning

Four ways to be a self-advocate.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Advocacy
Sociarse Con La Escuela De Su Hijo

Usted y la escuela comparten la responsabilidad del aprendizaje del lenguaje y la lectoescritura de su hijo. Colabore con su escuela para tomar decisiones sobre la alfabetización de su hijo desde el principio. Su hijo se beneficia cuando usted y la escuela trabajan juntos para apoyar su desarrollo de alfabetización. Trabajar juntos promueve un desarrollo más rápido y detecta los puntos problemáticos a tiempo.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships, Spanish
Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Development at Home

Taking part in literacy experiences at home can develop your child’s reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  Activities that you can engage in at home include: joint reading, drawing, singing, storytelling, reciting, game playing, and rhyming.  You can tailor activities to your child’s age and ability level, and can incorporate technology into your learning opportunities.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Comprehension

Get started on your Science of Reading journey with these highlights about what it IS and what it IS NOT.

Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts, State Agencies
Topic: 
Evidence-based, General Literacy
Understanding Dyslexia: Myth vs. Facts

Breaking down the truth about Dyslexia.

Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Dyslexia
Understanding Dyslexia:What are the Effects of Dyslexia

Signs of typical reading development and possible indicators of risk for dyslexia.

Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Dyslexia
Understanding Screening: Overall Screening and Assessment

Assessment is a process of collecting information. Screening is an assessment process that helps teachers identify students who are at risk for not meeting grade-level learning goals.

Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Screening