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.

Schools and Families As Partners in Remote Literacy Learning

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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 clip introduces and illustrates many ways that adaptations can be used to promote the active participation of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in everyday literacy activities.

Topic: Language Development

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Read a tip sheet that describes effective practices for having conversations with novel words.

Topic: Language Development

Great Schools

Learn how to help middle schoolers find meaning in what they read by figuring out unknown words, sticking with it, and showing evidence to support thinking. Notice how using context clues and making connections helps kids make sense of their books.

Topic: Comprehension

Phonemic Awareness

Definition

The ability to identify and play with individual sounds in spoken words.