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 2nd grade parents at the beginning of the school year to help them guide their children in reading at home. Or, give this guide to first grade parents at the end of the school year to help them give their child a head start in 2nd 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:
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?
Page 10: Tips for “Sounding Out” Words
Pages 11-24 : Sight Words: Are They Important?- Suggestions and Sight Word Cards (Dolch Second Grade Level)
Pages 25-26: Basic Second Grade Reading Patterns-Cheat Sheet #1 and Cheat Sheet #2
Page 27: Choosing a “Just Right” Book
Page 28: Tips for Reading With Your Child
Pages 29-33: 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 34-35: Help Expand Your Child’s Vocabulary & My Vocabulary Wall of Fame
Pages 36-37: Fluency and Comprehension: Best Friends Forever- Explanation of the relationship between fluency and comprehension in parent-friendly terms and suggestions for helping children improve their fluency and comprehension skills
Page 38: Second Grade Reading and Writing Journal- Explains how to get started
Are you looking for the Kindergarten Parent's Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: Kindergarten Edition
Are you looking for the First Grade Parent's Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: First Grade Edition
Are you looking for the Third Grade Parent's Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: Third Grade Edition
Are you looking for the Fourth Grade Parent's Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: Fourth Grade Edition
Are you looking for the Fifth Grade Parent's 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!