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
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
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

Four tips to use when reading with your child.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families

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

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families

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

Asking questions can help your child understand what she reads.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Helping your child stretch apart and connect sounds to sound out words supports early reading success.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families
Route to Reading: Map It Out

Questions to ask about your child's reading skills.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families
Route to Reading: Repair as Needed

Difficulties can be spotted early, ask these questions if you have concerns about your child's progress at school.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Help your child practice early literacy skills and understand ideas during everyday life.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families
Route to Reading: Tune-up in the Community

Help your child practice speech sounds and letters during everyday life.

Topic: 
Beginning Reading
Audience: 
Parents & Families

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