The most important thing parents can do to help children develop literacy skills is to read with them at home on a daily basis. Click the buttons for information about some skill areas we target at school as well as some resources to help your child strengthen these areas.
What Can You Do to Help?
One way to help your child learn to read is to help them master these reading skills as they are introduced in Kindergarten. Review worksheets and books your student brings home from Saxon, Sidewalks and Reading Mastery. Check with your child's teacher if you have questions on your child's progress in reading.
Just as importantly, please make sure you read to your child 15-20 minutes daily. There is a significant amount of research showing that this one act of reading to your child has a significant impact on student achievement. Reading to your children will give them a good model of fluent reading, will increase their language and vocabulary skills, and will motivate them to want to become a reader, too.