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Help Children Get the Most Out of Reading [downloadable]

Reading Rockets offers a library of printable guides for parents, teachers and others working with children to improve their reading.

The following print guides were originally created as companion pieces to PBS television programs. These guides also work well as stand-alone publications that explain how to help kids learn at home and school.

Reading Rockets Family Guide: Give a Big Boost to a Child You Love

In this guide, you’ll find tips for helping children get the most out of reading, pointers on working with schools and teachers, great ideas for using your public library, computer tips, valuable Web site addresses, and more.

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Teachers’ Guide

Created for preschool through second grade teachers, the Teachers’ Guide lists typical reading achievements by grade level and suggests how teachers can foster the development of phonemic awareness, fluency, spelling, writing, and comprehension skills.

Teachers’ Guide

Reading Rocks! Talking With Your Struggling Reader

This one-page discussion guide is a companion to Reading Rocks!, an empowering and upbeat show for kids ages 7-12 years old. The guide includes suggestions for parents and teachers of a struggling reader.

Reading Rocks! Talking With Your Struggling Reader

Empowering Parents: Reading Rockets Parents’ Guide

From the moment your child is born, there are simple things you can do to help him or her become a good reader. This guide helps parents build a child’s early reading skills at home, recognize signs of trouble, support the child as he or she enters school, understand options for extra support, and recognize when parents need to go outside the school for help.

Empowering Parents: Reading Rockets Parents’ Guide

Source: Reading Rockets | Guides from Reading Rockets, https://www.readingrockets.org/guides/readingrockets | Copyright © 2020 WETA Public Broadcasting

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

To schedule an evaluation or to get advice about your child’s challenges, call or email a CHC Care Coordinator at 650.688.3625 or careteam@chconline.org


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