Reach out to parents with this hand-out that reviews quick and easy strategies parents can use at home when reading with their child. This download provides information for parents in booklet form or a brochure format. I have successfully used it at Literacy Night events and Parent/Teacher conferences many times. Topics covered in this handout are:
*Benefits of setting up a nightly reading routine with your child
*How to use the “5- Finger Rule” to determine if the text is appropriate for your child to read independently
*Quick and easy methods to use to strengthen your child’s “Word Attack” skills
*Check on your Child’s Mastery of Words on the Dolch Word List
*Use of a Graphic Organizer to help children organize the story’s events and details.
Studies prove that the single most important thing parents and teachers can do to build literacy skills in children is to read aloud to them.