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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

REL-Southeast

This guide provides you with information on how to support families as they practice foundational reading skills at home.

Topic: Partnerships, Beginning Reading

REL-Southeast

This guide provides you with information on how to support families as they practice foundational reading skills at home.

Topic: Partnerships, 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

REL-Southeast

To assist you in helping families support literacy, the Georgia Department of Education partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast to create a suite of grade-specifc Teacher's Guides that certifed teachers can use with families to encourage and facilitate literacy support for children at home.

Topic: Professional Development, Partnerships, Beginning Reading

REL-Southeast

The information in this Third Grade Teacher's Guide is designed to assist teachers in supporting out-of-school literacy activities that are aligned to classroom instruction, informed by student need, grounded in evidence-based practices, and facilitated by ongoing parent-teacher communication. The Teacher's Guide provides a framework for literacy support activities presented during schools' family literacy nights and parent-teacher conferences.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Partnerships

Doing What Works

A preschool teacher discusses how she plans early literacy and language instruction, extends learning through teachable moments, and monitors student learning using a thematic unit on oceans.

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

Alabama Department of Education

Developed by the Alabama Department of Education, this document describes children's stages of literacy skills, and what teachers and families can do to support reading development.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Language Development

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

University of Oregon's Center on Teaching and Learning

This webpage gives an overview of the Five Big Ideas in Beginning Reading.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Reading Rockets

Read this guide for ideas about how to plan instruction around achieving the Common Core reading standards.

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

IRIS Center

Get some ideas about how troubleshoot early reading instruction by reading about these realistic scenarios.

Topic: 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

Center on Instruction

Use this guide to plan assessments for K-3 reading.

Topic: Beginning Reading

National Center on Intensive Interventions

This lesson on onset rime may be used to supplement reading instruction to meet student needs.

Topic: Phonics, Beginning Reading

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

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