Kids at Computer

This toolkit helps schools and families join efforts to support children’s literacy growth in remote or blended learning environments.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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KID ZONE!

The Literacy Playground for Kids & Families!

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Center for Early Literacy Learning

This video shows you ways for making your home rich in early learning experiences.

Topic: Language Development

The PACER Center

Learn what shared reading looks like, and read about strategies to enhance your shared reading experience.

Topic: Comprehension, Language Development, Vocabulary

INFOhio

This video by INFOhio introduces families to the many ways they can help children with reading skills, whether reading for fun or to find information.

Topic: Vocabulary, Comprehension, Writing

Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN)

Definition

The ability to quickly read aloud the names of familiar objects (e.g., colors).