How many times have you had a parent say..." What should I do when my child doesn't know a word?"
"What do I do when he or she comes to a word they don't know?"
Use these at your parent night, or host a special literacy night in your classroom and coach your parents on the strategies to help struggling or beginning readers. Emphasize that we use these strategies every time we read as well. It is just old habit for us and we don't think about it!
All the strategies are listed on individual cards and are meant to be assembled with a book ring.
Send these home and encourage parents to practice good strategies while doing reading time at home.