Parent Resources & Links
Daily Home Reading
Daily home reading is essential in helping students to gain experience in applying the strategies that they are developing within the Early Literacy Program. Parents can support their child's learning by setting aside time each day to read. Some tips to help make reading sessions successful and enjoyable at home are available here.
Tips for Reading With Your Child at Home
Consistency is Key
To reinforce the effective reading strategies that students are developing in the ELI program, consistency between home and school is very important. Parents can encourage your child to replace the "sound it out" strategy with some of the reading strategies and prompts found here.
Literacy Intervention Strategies
Guided reading is facilitated by having a levelled series of books which children may progress through sequestially as their reading skills develop. This ensures that children are reading at a level where they may experience success, yet which continues to challenge and develop their reading skills. There are several different book levelling systems used by educators. Below you will find a chart comparing the commonly used levelling systems.
Book Levelling Comparison Chart
It is important for children to read at a level that is appropriate for them. By reading books at an appropriate level a child has the opportunity to develop essential skills at their own pace. The following are a few websites that will help parents to level their own books at home. In most cases you just need to type in the title or author of a book and the site will tell you the corresponding level. Of course not all books may be found, but most common title are available. Books which have been purchased through Scholastic Book club can all be found on their site. Parents can also print off a list of books at various levels and take that list to the library to borrow appropriate books.
Links to book levelling sites:
Also included here is a levelled book list which includes many popular children's titles Levelled Book List.