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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,

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.

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State of Dyslexia

Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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Implementation Toolkits

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Learning Literacy Glossary

Key literacy terms with definitions.

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Center for Early Literacy Learning

This guide describes practices to encourage your preschooler to play with words and to notice different sounds, syllables, and words.

Topic: Phonemic Awareness

Reading Rockets

This guide will help you build your child's literacy skills at home, recognize signs of trouble, support your child as she enters school, and more.

Topic: Advocacy

Get Ready to Read!

This screening tool in English and Spanish from Get Ready to Read! is to be used with 4-year old children. It includes 20 questions focused on a child's development of prereading skills in print knowledge, linguistic awareness, and emergent writing.

Topic: Language Development, Phonics, Writing

Bias

Definition

A characteristic of some tests that causes students to receive higher or lower scores for reasons other than the trait being measured. A test is not biased simply because two or more groups receive, on average, different scores. A test is biased if members of different groups receive different scores even though they are equal in the trait being measured.