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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, 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.

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Reading instruction on understanding how letters and groups of letters link to sounds to form letter-sound relationships and spelling patterns.

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What is Phonics? Why is it important? How should it be taught? Learn the answer to these and other questions about Phonics.

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Partnership for Reading

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Topic: Phonemic Awareness, Language Development

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This video by Great Schools details writing expectations for middle schoolers. Get a glimpse into kids' writing that includes a thesis, details supported by facts, and an analysis, making a clear point.

Topic: Writing


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