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Partnership for Reading

This booklet describes activities that parents can do with their children to improve reading skills at specific ages from kindergarten through third grade.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Texas Partners Resource Network

Read a fact sheet that discusses effective reading instruction and how educators develop and implement effective instruction.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Language Development

Learning Disabilities Association of America

This article gives ideas for giving young children with learning disabilities opportunities to practice the skills they are taught. Ideas include playing games using newly learned letters and words; finding numbers, letters and words in everyday items; and games that provide practice with numbers, letters, words and concepts.

Topic: Phonics, Reading Disabilities, Beginning Reading

Reading is Fundamental

This Reading is Fundamental resource offers suggestions for play activities to help young children build language, thinking, and physical skills that they will use to develop early writing skills.

Topic: Writing, Language Development, Beginning Reading

Reading Rockets

Learn how to deliver activities that focus on alphabet letters and sounds; download related activities; and find supporting materials.

Topic: Phonics, Beginning Reading

National Institute for Literacy

This booklet shares family common goals about literacy for their children along with actions to take that match the goals.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Great Schools

This video shows a kindergartener demonstrating how to find a word's meaning. Watch as she defines a word using context and then uses the glossary to check her guess.

Topic: Vocabulary, Language Development, Beginning Reading

Colorado Department of Education

This tool is developed with consideration of Colorado's READ Act and with the current research into how children learn to read. It is not a condemnation of any program or meant to dismiss or demean any program and should be used as a dialogue tool. A link to a generic tool is also included.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Partnerships

Reading Rockets

Learn how to use games involving the concept of a word in whole-class, small-group, and individual instructional contexts; download related activities, and find recommended books for practice.

Topic: Phonemic Awareness, Beginning Reading

National Center for Families Learning

Read a guide that provides tips on how to grow reading skills from birth to age eight. The guide will help parents keep their shared learning activities with their children fun and part of their everyday routine.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Language Development

National Center for Families Learning

Read a guide that provides tips on how to grow reading skills from birth to age eight in Spanish. The guide will help parents keep their shared learning activities with their children fun and part of their everyday routine.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Language Development, Spanish

National Institute for Literacy

This playbook talks about the five components of reading, games to play with kids to develop their literacy skills, and shares 20 stories of Dads who have helped their kids learn to read.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Great Schools

Watch a video illustrating what typical kindergarten reading looks like in action.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Phonics

Great Schools

Watch a video of a kindergarten student fluently reading, and rereading to more accurately read punctuation.

Topic: Fluency with Text, Beginning Reading

Great Schools

Watch a video showing kindergarteners demonstrate that they understand what they have read. Watch as they tell what they learned from their book, and listen to how they connect what they have read to what they already know.

Topic: Comprehension, Beginning Reading, Vocabulary

Great Schools

In this video, a kindergartener demonstrates that he understands what he reads. Watch as he answers questions about his book and points to evidence in the book to support his thinking.

Topic: Comprehension, Beginning Reading

SeeHearSpeak Podcast

Maya's Book Nook has a mission to promote language and literacy skills through diverse children's literature. This SeeHearSpeak podcast features its founder, Dr. Lakeisha Johnson. Listen to her talk about the inspiration for Maya's Book Nook and the importance of community literacy partnerships.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Partnerships, General Literacy

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

This guide provides tips on using apps together with your family, real life examples, information on how to find and choose the apps that best fit your family's needs and ways that apps can support children's healthy development and learning, and links to other information and resources.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Language Development

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

This guide provides tips on using apps together with your family, real life examples, information on how to find and choose the apps that best fit your family's needs and ways that apps can support children's healthy development and learning, and links to other information and resources.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Language Development, Spanish

PBS LearningMedia

Explore phonological awareness on this webpage through several interactive games and videos aimed at pre-kindergarten through second grade students.

Topic: Remote Learning, Beginning Reading

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