Parent's Guide to Reading: Third Grade Edition

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Helping parents can be a challenge! 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 3rd grade parents at the beginning of the school year to help them guide their children in reading at home. Or, give this guide to second grade parents at the end of the school year to help them give their child a head start in 3rd 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.

This guide is also in SPANISH:
Parent's Guide to Reading: Third Grade Edition IN SPANISH

You can buy this guide with the Spanish translations included!
Parent's Guide to Reading: Third Grade Edition- English & Spanish Bundle

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 11-23 : Sight Words: Are They Important?- Suggestions and Sight Word Cards (Dolch Third Grade Level)

Pages 24-25: Basic Third Grade Reading Patterns-Cheat Sheet #1 and Cheat Sheet #2

Page 26: What are Latin Suffixes?

Page 27: Choosing a “Just Right” Book

Page 28: Tips for Reading With Your Child

Pages 29-34: 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 35-36: Help Expand Your Child’s Vocabulary & My Vocabulary Wall of Fame

Pages 37-38: Fluency and Comprehension: Best Friends Forever- Explanation of the relationship between fluency and comprehension in parent-friendly terms and suggestions for helping children improve fluency and comprehension skills

Pages 39-41: 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 42: Third Grade Reading and Writing Journal- Explains how to get started

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Are you looking for the Kindergarten Parent's Reading Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: Kindergarten Edition

Are you looking for the First Grade Parent's Reading Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: First Grade Edition

Are you looking for the Second Grade Parent's Reading Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: Second Grade Edition

Are you looking for the Fourth Grade Parent's Reading Guide?
Parent's Guide to Reading: Fourth Grade Edition

Are you looking for the Fifth 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.

©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!
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Parent's Guide to Reading: Third Grade Edition
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Parent's Guide to Reading: Third Grade Edition
Parent's Guide to Reading: Third Grade Edition