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 at Computer

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

Schools and Families As Partners in Remote Literacy Learning

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

Four tips to use when reading with your child.

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.

Class Reading

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

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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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Ask an Expert

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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U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This kit includes a parent and caregiver guide to talking, reading, and singing with their preschooler, as well as a children's read-aloud book.

Topic: Language Development

Get Ready to Read!

This tool in Spanish from Get Ready to Read! helps families assess how literacy-friendly their homes are.

Topic: Writing

National Center for Learning Disabilities

These 36 skill-building activity cards are designed for use with an individual preschool child. Print all the cards as a set or pick individual activities. The activities are organized by skill level and type of skill in the areas of print knowledge, emergent writing, and linguistic awareness. Each activity card states which specific skill the activity addresses.

Topic: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Writing

Print Awareness

Definition

The understanding that what is read is linked to the words on the page, rather than to the pictures.