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.

Kids at Computer

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

Kids reading around a tress

This toolkit helps teachers and families understand what fluency is and how to support a child’s development of fluency with text.

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

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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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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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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PEATC

Use this Student Language and Literacy Profile guide to introduce your child to new teachers, related services providers, administrators, and others.

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Great Schools

This video shows third graders finding the meaning of tricky words by using the glossary, context clues, and pictures. Notice that third graders can also explain the meaning of new words.

Topic: Vocabulary, Comprehension, Language Development

Great Schools

This video shows third graders demonstrating fluent reading and comprehension.

Topic: Fluency with Text, Comprehension

Scaffolding

Definition

Teaching that provides temporary instructional support, like an example or feedback, during initial learning of a concept or skill.