Helping parents is not easy sometimes! This guide will be an excellent resource for you as you guide parents!
"What can I do at home to help my child learn to read?"
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 early 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 1st grade parents at the beginning of the school year to help them guide their children in reading at home. Or, give this guide to kindergarten parents at the end of the school year to help them give their child a head start in 1st 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.
Five pages of this guide are dedicated to explaining the Common Core State Standards at the first grade level in Reading: Foundational Skills. If your state does not participate in Common Core, please discard these 5 three pages. This guide can be used with or without the Common Core pages. The pages are not numbered.
Contents of this parent guide:
Pages 3-8: The Five Big Areas of Reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Fluency- Explained in parent-friendly terms
Page 9: Why Should My Child Read 20 Minutes Per Day?
Pages 10-19: Helping Your Child With Letters and Sounds Suggestions and Letter Cards
Pages 20-32: Sight Words: Are They Important?- Suggestions and Sight Word Cards (Dolch First Grade Level)
Pages 33-42: CVC Words and Word Families: Suggestions, Activity, and Word Lists
Page 43: Tips for Reading With Your Child
Page 44: Choosing a “Just Right” Book
Pages 45-46: First Grade Reading and Writing Journals
Pages 47-48: Reading Checklist- Is your child developing good reading habits?
Page 49: Common Core State Standards- Reading: Foundational Skills (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.1) -Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. Explains the standard in parent-friendly terms
Page 50: Common Core State Standards- Reading: Foundational Skills (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2) - Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). Explains the standard in parent-friendly terms
Pages 51-52: Common Core State Standards- Reading: Foundational Skills (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3) - Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Explains the standard in parent-friendly terms
Page 53: Common Core State Standards- Reading: Foundational Skills (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4) - Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Explains the standard in parent-friendly terms
Are you looking for the Kindergarten Parent's Guide? Click here:
Parent's Guide to Reading: Kindergarten Edition
Are you looking for the Second Grade Parent's Guide? Click here:
Parent's Guide to Reading: Second Grade Edition
Are you looking for the Third Grade Parent's Guide? Click here:
Parent's Guide to Reading: Third Grade Edition
Are you looking for the Fourth Grade Parent's Guide? Click here:
Parent's Guide to Reading: Fourth Grade Edition
Are you looking for the Fifth Grade Parent's Guide? Click here: Parent's Guide to Reading: Fifth 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!
©2016 Jenifer Bazzit. All rights reserved.
Before I became a teacher-author, I wasn’t familiar with copyright law. You may not have the first clue about copyright and that’s ok! To simplify things, please understand that you have purchased ONE license to use this product in your classroom. This product belongs to me and is copyrighted under my name, so you may not share it freely, email it to coworkers, or upload it to any website, including your school website, district website, blog, or an educational-sharing site. I appreciate your consideration!