Reading Comprehension Parent Letters

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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We all know how important it is to get the support of parents when it comes to helping students grow as readers. These reading comprehension parent letters will help you clearly communicate the reading comprehension skills you are teaching and also give parents the tools to support their students at home.

This resource includes 40 ready to print parent letters that provide information and details on 40 common reading comprehension skills.

Be sure to check out the preview and thumbnails for more information!

What's Included?

  • 40 parent letters
  • Individual PDFs which make it easier to e-mail one parent letter at a time
  • Editable PPT that allows you to customize the questions and book recommendations if you want to make them specific to the way you teach each skill.

Each Letter Includes:

  • A parent friendly explanation of one reading comprehension skill along with why it is an important skill for their child to master.
  • A list of 3-5 comprehension questions they could ask their students at home to help their child practice that reading skill.
  • A picture of an anchor chart to help them better understand the comprehension skill.
  • A list of picture books that lend themselves to the application of the comprehension skill.

How can I use this resource in my classroom?
This resource can be a helpful communication tool throughout the year.

  • Since there are 40 letters, you could send home one letter each week to inform your parents of a reading comprehension skill you have taught this year.
  • You can e-mail them to parents throughout the year when they are asking how they can better support their students' reading at home.
  • You can share them with parents during parent-teacher conferences and let them know the specific skills they can help their child with at home.

If you are teaching in an online/virtual classroom this year, then parent support is going to be more important than ever. These parent letters can be a great way to equip parents to better support their students at home.

What reading comprehension skills are included?

  • Analyzing Character Traits
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Background Knowledge
  • Cause and Effect
  • Character Traits and Feelings
  • Close Reading
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Context Clues
  • Determine Importance
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Elements of Fiction
  • Facts and Opinions
  • Fiction Problem and Solution
  • Figurative Language
  • Flashbacks and Foreshadowing
  • Formulating Questions – Fiction
  • Formulating Questions – Nonfiction
  • Main Idea
  • Making Connections
  • Making Inferences
  • Making Predictions
  • Nonfiction Text Structure: Cause & Effect
  • Nonfiction Text Structure: Compare & Contrast
  • Nonfiction Text Structure: Description
  • Nonfiction Text Structure: Sequence
  • Nonfiction Text Structure: Problem & Solution
  • Nonfiction Text Structure (all)
  • Plot Structure
  • Poetry
  • Point of View
  • Protagonist vs. Antagonist
  • Sequencing
  • Stop and Jot
  • Summary Fiction
  • Summary Nonfiction
  • Synthesizing
  • Text Features
  • Theme
  • Using Text Evidence
  • Visualizing


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Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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