Family and Literacy!



Mrs. Susan Stein


Parents are more concerned about reading than any other subject in school. Therefore, parents can and should play a key role in their child's reading development. 

In order for kids to achieve  in other subjects, reading skills must be developed.  Children should not have to struggle with word recognition when they should be reading quickly  for meaning and fluency.

One of a child's earliest and most important learning experiences ~ being read to ~ takes place at home. Parents are a child's first teacher. The home becomes an environment where young minds can grow to their fullest potential, and where parents can play active roles in their children's intellectual development.

 I  give you many links to visit so you can better understand the role you play in helping your child learn. Remember when the home and the school work together the only outcome is success!!




 Click here for more sites!

Teaching Children To Read


Get Ready To Read!            

   Literary Tips for the 10 Minute Parent

Reading Together

Literacy Center  

     Literacy Matters    

    Parents Corner

                  Guys Read                 

Why read for 20 minutes every night?

How To Improve Your Child's Reading

Teach a Child To Read

Put Reading First

Helping Your Child Read

ABC's For Parents

Reading Tips for Parents

Parent To Parent

Tips For Choosing the Right Books

  Readability Tools : Find stories your student can read using  Reading Level Estimator

For Parents: No Child Left Behind

Parents and the Schools

Read Me a Story: Reading Checkup Guide : helps parents evaluate their child's reading progress in 6 stages starting at newborn and going to grade 3. The site also offers 12 tips on nurturing a child's reading skills.



Questions To Ask Your Child About a Story

            Early Years

Families: What You Can Do

Young Writer's Program


Starfall Learn to Read Website




Reading can become a favorite part of any child's life -- even children who think they hate to read. And, with the help of this unique book, it's easy to put your reluctant reader on the path to becoming an enthusiastic reader.

Inside are 125 books that are certain to ignite your child's interest in reading. You'll find a variety of titles with real kid appeal -- the best of the best for children of all reading levels. These books will captivate your child's interest and create a passion you never thought possible.

Just click on the book to order from Amazon, or visit your nearest Book Store.

Choosing a Children's Book : Offers some basic points on choosing books for children of different age groups. They also provide a list of resources for further help in selecting books.


The Children's Book Council



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As of May 12, 2002