Helping parents is not easy sometimes! This guide will be an excellent resource for you as you guide parents!
"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 4th grade parents at the beginning of the school year to help them guide their children in reading at home. Or, give this guide to third grade parents at the end of the school year to help them give their child a head start in 4th 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: Reading to Learn – Explains the transition from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn”
Page 4: Why Should My Child Read 20 Minutes Each Day?
Page 5: Choosing a “Just Right” Book
Pages 6-7: Reading Skills Cheat Sheet #1 & #2 – Explains reading skills and terms in parent-friendly language
Page 8: Parent Homework – How to encourage your child’s reading success
Page 9: I Don’t Need to Read! - Do you have a reluctant reader on your hands? Does he/she think reading is a waste of time? Use these discussion points!
Pages 10-11: Comprehension Tips and Tricks in Parent-Friendly Language
Pages 12-17: Comprehension Cards - Fiction and Nonfiction- Do you ever wonder if you are asking the right types of questions while reading with your child? These cards can help!
Pages 18-19: Fluency and Comprehension - Explanation of the relationship between fluency and comprehension in parent-friendly terms and suggestions for helping children improve fluency and comprehension skills
Pages 20-22: Genre Study - Genres are explained in parent-friendly terms and students will keep track of the genres they read with a “Genre Study Sheet.”
Page 23: What are Latin Suffixes?
Page 24: Fourth Grade Reading and Writing Journal
Page 25: Bookmarks- Write personal notes and reminders to your child on these bookmarks.
You will love these back to school activities:
Back to School Activity Pack- 4th Grade and 5th Grade
Are you looking for the Kindergarten Parent's Reading Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: Kindergarten Edition
Are you looking for the 1st Grade Parent's Reading Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: First Grade Edition
Are you looking for the 2nd Grade Parent's Reading Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: Second Grade Edition
Are you looking for the 3rd Grade Parent's Reading Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: Third Grade Edition
Are you looking for the 5th Grade Parent's Reading Guide?
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!