"What can I do to help my child become a better reader?"
As a Reading Specialist, I hear this question frequently from parents. I created this guide to give parents information, activities, and suggestions for helping their children at home. This guide is perfect for parents because it explains reading concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language. You don't have to be an education professional to understand this parent guide!
There are multiple ways to use this guide. Give this guide to 5th grade parents at the beginning of the school year to help them guide their children in reading at home. Or, give this guide to 4th grade parents at the end of the school year to help them give their child a head start in 5th grade. Depending on your preference, give parents a few pages at a time or all of the pages at once.
Suggestions for use:
* Give this entire guide to parents to allow them to reference it all year or all summer.
* Give out a page at a time with your weekly classroom newsletter.
* Give out parts of this guide at parent-teacher conferences.
* Use this guide to conduct parent orientations, trainings, and/or meetings.
Contents of this parent guide:
Page 3: Fifth Graders Must Read to Learn!
Page 4: Why Should My Child Read 20 Minutes Each Day?
Page 5: Growing Great Readers in a Busy World
Page 6: How to Choose a “Just Right” Book
Page 7: My Child Doesn’t Like to Read! Help your child become an engaged reader with this simple checklist.
Pages 8-9: Reading Tic-Tac-Toe…Give your child a break from the ordinary with this exciting game board!
Page 10: Author’s Purpose
Page 11: Ask Higher-Level Questions: Asking higher-level questions will encourage your child to think deeper and more critically about text.
Page 12: Help Your Child Build Reading Stamina! Usually, fifth graders know how to read and they read well. The challenge with many students is to help them build reading stamina. Students with reading stamina have determination, endurance, and staying power.
Pages 13-17: Quick ‘n Easy Question Cards: Includes questions for fiction and nonfiction passages and books
Page 18: Personalized Bookmarks: Give your child a confidence boost or provide important reminders with these bookmarks.
This packet is also contained in a back to school bundle:
5th Grade Back to School Bundle- Includes 3 Amazing Products!
You will love these activities:
Back to School Activity Pack- 4th Grade and 5th Grade
Are you looking for the Kindergarten Parent's Reading Guide?
Click Here: Parent's Guide to Reading: Kindergarten Edition
Are you looking for the First Grade Parent's Reading Guide? Click Here: Parent's Guide to Reading: First Grade Edition
Are you looking for the Second Grade Parent's Reading Guide? Click Here: Parent's Guide to Reading: Second Grade Edition
Are you looking for the Third Grade Parent's Reading Guide? Click Here: Parent's Guide to Reading: Third Grade Edition
Are you looking for the Fourth Grade Parent's Reading Guide? Click Here: Parent's Guide to Reading: Fourth Grade Edition
This packet is for use in ONE CLASSROOM ONLY!
If you would like to use this Parent’s Guide in more than one classroom, please purchase additional licenses. After purchasing, go under “My Purchases” and under the product, you will see a green bar that says “Buy Additional Licenses.” Purchase one license for each teacher that will be using the Parent’s Guide. Thank you for respecting my work!