Parental support is vital to your student's academic success. Use these strategies and ideas to effectively help your child become a stronger reader and writer.
Ways to support my child:
- Sign my child up for a library card and visit the public library regularly
- Encourage my child to read "Just Right" books nightly
- Read aloud to my child daily
- Talk to my child about what we have read together or what he/she has read alone
- Practice grade level high frequency words at home
- Word List (Scroll down to high frequency word lists)
- Give my child opportunities to write for real purposes; e.g. grocery list, thank you card, a letter, a note to a friend
- Contact my child's teacher to ask questions, make comments when I notice the progress my child is making, or when I'm concerned.
- Help your child to develop the 7 habits by modeling them as you read aloud or as you talk about your own reading.
- Visit these online resources (provided by PBS) that will entertain your child while he or she practices various literacy skills.
- Want more ideas?