This toolkit helps families and schools work together to support children’s literacy success in and out of school.
Families and educators can work together to ensure children have successful literacy experiences in and out of school. This is especially important if children have reading difficulties. Families and educators play important roles in a comprehensive approach to literacy development through four key actions: Learn, Advocate, Partner, and Support.
You and the school share responsibility for your child’s language and literacy learning. Collaborate with your school to make decisions about your child’s literacy education right from the start. Your child benefits when you and the school work together to support her literacy development. Working together promotes faster development and catches trouble spots early.
A well-functioning Multi-tiered System of Support for Reading (MTSS-R) collects fidelity of implementation data – including data on family engagement – and uses it to make improvements to the health of the system.
You and the school can share literacy resources to help your child and others get evidence-based literacy instruction. Learn to spot questionable or ineffective practices.
The way you and families approach home-school interactions and relationships, impacts children’s literacy success.
Addressing needs together promotes faster development and catches trouble spots early. Find a solution that you and the school can both support.
Addressing needs together promotes faster development and catches trouble spots early. See if you and families can find a solution that you both can support.
You and the school can talk about your child’s literacy profile and how literacy instruction and intervention is matched to your child’s literacy needs.
You and families can talk about individual children’s literacy profiles and how literacy instruction and intervention are matched to children’s literacy needs.
You and the school can discuss key assessment tools, rubrics, grading criteria, or strategies to determine together if your child is successful in learning literacy content, skills, or completing an assignment.
Regular and positive communication and interaction between you and the school make partnering to support your child’s literacy learning possible.
Regular and positive communication and interaction between you and families make partnering to support children’s literacy learning possible.
In this tutorial, you will learn evidence-based information about family and school partnerships for children’s literacy success, all in an interactive online experience. The tutorial includes a school and family track.
The research reported here is funded by awards to the National Center on Improving Literacy from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, in partnership with the Office of Special Education Programs (Award #: S283D160003). The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of OESE, OSEP, or the U.S. Department of Education. Copyright © 2022 National Center on Improving Literacy. https://improvingliterarcy.org