Literacy Handouts for Parents

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This file contains a collection of tips and tricks for parents to utilize when working with their kiddos at home on reading skills. The following topics are included:

- Choosing the Right Books

- How to Read with a Beginning Reader

- Tracking Print

- Asking the Right Questions

- Sound it Out!

- Why Can’t We Skip Reading Tonight?

- Different Ways to Read with your Child

- Non-Fiction Vs. Fiction Text

- Parts of a Text

- Reading Isn’t Just on Paper

- Building Independent Reading Stamina

- Phonological Awareness

- Educational Apps for Kids

- The Five Domains of Reading

- Creating Reading Routines

- The Power of Sight Words

- Reading, Writing & Story Telling

- Reading Aloud: Why is it so important?

- Ten Ways to Build Vocabulary

- Repeated and Timed Readings

- What is Family Literacy?

- Making it “Stick”!

- Ten Word Games

- Prove it!

- Develop a Love for Reading


You are permitted to copy pages from this packet and send them home with parents/students/families. You are not permitted to e-mail the packet to other teachers or post it to school listservs/wikispaces/file sharing sites. If you would like colleagues to know about the packet, please e-mail them a direct link. Thank you for helping to protect my work. If you have any questions about terms of use please e-mail me at deana.kahlenberg@gmail.com.

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