Kids Reading a Book

This toolkit, developed in collaboration with the Idaho State Department of Education, helps parents and families use everyday time together as an opportunity for learning and building reading skills.

Asking questions can help your child understand what she reads.

Mother reading with child

In this tutorial, you will learn evidence-based information about your child’s reading development from preschool through adolescence, all in an interactive online experience.

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Resource Repository

Recommended websites, downloads, and videos from reliable sources.

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Improving Literacy Briefs

Research summaries and infographics written by our experts.

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State of Dyslexia

Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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Our experts answer your literacy-related questions.

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Implementation Toolkits

Practical help for implementing recommended literacy practices.

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Literacy Skill Checklist

Personalized resources aligned with literacy skills for beginning readers.

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Learning Literacy Glossary

Key literacy terms with definitions.

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The Literacy Playground for Kids & Families!

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Alabama Parent Education Center

This information sheet discusses the benefits of reading, provides tips for reading success, and provides information about how to encourage reading at home.

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Great Schools

See fifth graders writing a thesis, introduction, conclusion, and a main body with examples. They also revise and edit their writing.

Topic: Writing

Reading Partners

This infographic explains types of nonfiction (in Spanish).

Topic: General Literacy

Listening Comprehension


The ability to understand what others read and say to you.