Introducing the five components of reading to students is essential. But beyond educating the students, consider rolling out the basics for the parents, too.
Many parents play an active role in reinforcing the skills that their children are learning at school. However, without keeping them in the loop, they might inadvertently sabotage our efforts. They are stakeholders in their child’s education and appreciate knowing how to help.
Utilize any of these printable resources to educate your parents about the key components of literacy during an upcoming parent-teacher conference night, or just send them home attached to your next classroom newsletter.
- That was Then/This is Now–What reading instruction was like when we (parents) went to school.
- How you can help your reader at home–Specific questions to ask your child when he’s reading.
- Reading Comprehension Icon Rationale–The different comprehension strategies explained with a visual icon reminder.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to teach the five components of reading, visit our Idea Library for numerous instructional strategies.