A toolbox for elementary school parents

Here you will find ideas and resources that you can use to support your child as the continue to develop their reading fluency and comprehension.

Your Involvement:

If you come across any websites or resources or have any strategies of your own that you’ve found helpful when working with your child please leave a comment below so that others can benefit as well.

A quote worth reading…

“Why do I read?
I just can’t help myself.
I read to learn and to grow, to laugh and to be motivated.
I read to understand things I’ve never been exposed to.
I read when I’m crabby, when I’ve just said monumentally dumb things to the people I love.
I read for strength to help me when I feel broken, discouraged, and afraid.
I read when I’m angry at the whole world.
I read when everything is going right.
I read to find hope.

Reading isn’t passive — I enter the story with the characters, breathe their air, feel their frustrations, scream at them to stop when they’re about to do something stupid, cry with them, laugh with them.
Reading for me, is spending time with a friend.
A book is a friend.
You can never have too many.

Joan Bauer
–From Shelf Life: Stories by the Book, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

A few things to start with…

Ontario Parent Guide – Reading (2007)

Reading – Strategies for Parents – This is an amazing article!  A definite “Must Read”!…Save it, print it, put it on your fridge!

9 Tips to Inspire Family Reading | Scholastic.com

Be a Reading Role Model | Scholastic.com

Browse by Age – More Articles Geared towards Supporting Your Child as a Reader | Scholastic.com 

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