This is a tool to help you communicate the expectations of the Common Core Standards with your parents. If you do not use the CCS this is still a helpful resource to help your students have meaningful reading experiences at home.
1) How to read with your child at home
This gives questions to ask your child as they read to you or you read to them. It encourages re-reading a book for comprehension and a deeper understanding of the text. The questions meet the CCS enabling parents to assist you in meeting the standards at a Kindergarten level.
2) Checklists in a parent friendly format based on the standards
These are separated into the different disciplines within LA. They begin with "My child...", asking if the child meets or does not meet that standard. This could be completed throughout the year and included within a report card. It could be an end of the year assessment communicated with parents and the first grade teacher. It could be used in problem areas to help a parent understand what needs worked on to meet the standards. It could be given to a parent to see what they feel their child can or cannot do. I could be used for collaborate between a tutor or special education teacher and a classroom teacher.
3) Parent Friendly bulleted list of the standards
This list is reworded to keep it simple and for the sake of explaining what is covered within LA for a Kindergarten classroom. This would be a good beginning, middle, and end of the year list to show parents what will be covered, where their child is, and how much was met at the end.