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Doing What Works

Use the worksheets to prepare an interactive reading lesson. Use the types of questions and prompts that help children engage in discussion. Multiple examples illustrate how to apply the techniques to a specific book.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Doing What Works

A coach describes using the Personal Literacy Plan to track student progress and plan instruction. Download the Personal Literacy Plan: Using Assessment Data to Guide Instruction to follow along.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Assessments

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Read practical tips on how to support your child's literacy development.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Reading Rockets

This webpage reviews ideas for helping your child practice categorization and pattern recognition.

Topic: Beginning Reading

National Institute for Literacy

This checklist is designed to help parents get children ready to read and to better understand literacy skill development for toddlers through grade 3.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Writing

National Comprehensive Center

This is one in a series of guides for educators principals, coaches, literacy specialists who lead literacy efforts in their schools. This interactive resource offers strategies to use for literacy instruction in remote and hybrid environments as educators navigate the challenge of disruptions and lost learning time. While flexibility during challenging times is important, the ability to adapt and consider new possibilities for literacy teaching and learning provides the opportunity to reconsider and refine practices when in-person learning resumes. Links to evidence-based resources are provided throughout the text.

Topic: Remote Learning, Beginning Reading, Partnerships

Reach Out and Read

This infographic outlines key language and early literacy milestones for children 6 months to age 5.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Language Development

Doing What Works

Observation checklists help Syracuse preschool teachers monitor children's progress in comprehension and oral language development. The comprehension skills reflect interactive strategies they use during story reading.

Topic: Assessments, Professional Development, Beginning Reading

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Read an article that reviews many everyday occurrences that provide excellent opportunities to enhance your child's literacy development.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Language Development

Mississippi Department of Education

Developed by the Mississippi Department of Education, this guide has activities to help your child learn the five components of reading.

Topic: Beginning Reading

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