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You and the school share responsibility for your child’s language and literacy learning. Collaborate with your school to make decisions about your child’s literacy education right from the start. Your child benefits when you and the school work together to support her literacy development. Working together promotes faster development and catches trouble spots early.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Partnerships

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Practice Guides for Families: Getting Specific Guide

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

This guide describes how parents can use a teaching method called Systematic Instruction to help children learn new behavior and acquire new skill.

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Find Your Partner Activity

Children's Learning Institute at UTHealth (The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

This activity by the Children's Learning Institute at UTHealth will help your preschooler recognize both upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet and match them together.

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Setting Up Your Environment to Support Children's Literacy Development

Reading is Fundamental

This Reading is Fundamental resource provides tips for designing a special literacy-rich space in a home or home family child care facility.

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Words, Words, Words Activity

Children's Learning Institute at UTHealth (The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Help your preschooler brainstorm a list of words that start with a specific letter sound.

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State of Dyslexia

Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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