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 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.

Asking questions can help your child understand what she reads.

Dyslexia Around the World

This infographic examines the online presence of dyslexia across 195 countries.

Student and teacher reading a book

This toolkit helps parents and educators learn about dyslexia and how to support the literacy development of students with dyslexia.

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Reading Rockets

This interview with Dr. James Kim provides information about dialogic reading and summer reading.

Topic: Vocabulary, Comprehension

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

Help your preschooler practice listening and identifying different sounds with this activity. Watch the video to see it in action!

Topic: Comprehension

National Center for Families Learning

This poster covers the basics of what families can do to support talking with their young kids.

Topic: Language Development

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State of Dyslexia

Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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