PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADE 3
When children become good readers in the early grades, they are more likely to become better learners throughout their school years and beyond.
Learning to read is hard work for children. Fortunately, research is now available that suggests how to give each child a good start in reading.
Becoming a reader involves the development of important skills, including learning to:
Preschool and kindergarten teachers set the stage for your child to learn to read with some critical early skills. First, second, and third grade teachers then take up the task of building the skills that children will use every day for the rest of their lives. As a parent, you can help by understanding what teachers are teaching and by asking questions about your child's progress and the classroom reading program.
You can also help your children become readers. Learning to read takes practice, more practice than children get during the school day. This brochure describes what a quality reading program should look like at school and how you can support that program through activities with your children.
At school you should see teachers...
At home you can help by...
At home you can help your child by...
Helping Your Child Learn to Read
The Partnership for Reading
This brochure was published by The Partnership for Reading, a collaborative effort of the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the U.S. Department of Education to make evidence-based reading research available to educators, parents, policy-makers, and others with an interest in helping all people learn to read well.
RMC Research Corporation developed this brochure with funding from the National Institute for Literacy under contract number ED-00-CO-0093. The comments or conclusions do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of NIFL, NICHD, or the U.S. Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
For additional copies of this brochure, contact the National Institute for Literacy at ED Pubs, PO Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. 1-800-228-8813. Fax 301-470-1244. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date Posted: March 2010