Topic: Beginning Reading

Mother reading with child

This toolkit helps teachers and families understand what the alphabetic principle and phonics are and how to support a child's development of these important reading skills.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts
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.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Fluency with Text
Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts
Mother and Child reading book

This toolkit helps parents and families understand the many different skills involved with teaching your child to learn to read and how to support your child's reading development at school and home.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families
Teacher and Class

This toolkit helps teachers and families understand the difference between phonemic and phonological awareness and how to support a child's development of these important reading skills.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts
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.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families
Family Reading

This toolkit helps parents and families take part in literacy experiences at home to develop children’s reading and language skills.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families
Aprender sobre el desarrollo de lectura del niño

Aprender a leer es difícil y no sucede naturalmente. Requiere instrucción explícita y sistemática, lo cual es especialmente importante para los lectores con dificultades. Aprender a leer implica muchas habilidades diferentes que deben enseñarse a su hijo. La instrucción en conciencia fonológica, fonética, fluidez, vocabulario y comprensión ayudará a su hijo a aprender a leer.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Spanish
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Preguntas para hacer sobre las evaluaciones y la instrucción de su hijo en la escuela.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Spanish
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Preguntas para hacer sobre la instrucción de lectura de su hijo en la escuela.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Spanish
Audience: 
Parents & Families
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.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Phonological awareness is like an umbrella. Rhyming, alliteration, sentence segmentation, syllables, onset and rime, and phonemic awareness all exist under this umbrella with phonemic awareness being the most advanced skill of phonological awareness.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness
Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts

Four tips to use when reading with your child.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families
Route to Reading: Check for Potholes

Questions to ask about your child's reading instruction at school.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families
Route to Reading: Do Regular Performance Checks

Questions to ask about your child's assessments and instruction at school.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Helping your child with speech sounds supports early reading success.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families

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