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Multi-sensory activities for families

Make letters out of playdough and say the sounds as you do.

Write words in the air or sand as you say or spell them. 

Play charades and "pictionary" with vocabulary words. 

Clap out syllables.

Use Story Sticks to help retell stories.

FLUENCY FOR FAMILIES

Fluency involves reading at good pace and with expression. Reading with expression shows that we are making sense out of what we are reading and we are phrasing it in such a way that others can listen and understand too. Fluency begins with reading out loud, but eventually transfers to silent reading. One study (Rasinski, et, al, 2016) showed that students with better fluency rates scored higher on the ACT, one test used for college entrance.

Reading Aloud to Build Fluency.pdf

Fluency record sheet.pdf

Vocabulary Flash Card Games to Play at Home.pdf

For Parents

RESOURCES FOR KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE FAMILIES

Reading Like a Pro for K-2

Florida Students.org kindergarten letter naming

Alphabet Cards from Just Take 20

Letter sounds video--a teacher takes her class through letter sounds the SRA way. 

Connecting Sounds with Letters how to help your child video from understood.org

Blending words -a teacher teaches consonant vowel consonant words with body actions

Printable Sight Word Lists

Reading Aloud to Children.pdf

The Snowy Day.pdf

The Snowy Day read aloud-this link takes you away from this site to a You Tube video.

The Snowy Day resources-author website.

RESOURCES FOR GRADES 4 AND 5

Reading Like a Pro for Grades 3-5

Digging Deeper: Inferences Tutorial from the Florida Students.org website

Answering Research Questions Tutorial from the Florida Students.org website

Integrating Information Tutorial from the Florida Students.org website

See more Tutorials  from the Florida Students.org website

FLORIDA STUDENTS - EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR LEARNING

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Click on this link for the FloridaStudents.org website, your source for Florida Standards Student Tutorials and Resources. 

This is a brand new site, loaded with resources from all over the web that will help student learning in language arts, mathematics, science, and civics.

This link takes you to a video that gives a brief introduction to the site.

JUST TAKE 20 RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Just Read Florida's Just Take 20 

Literacy Begins at Home--activities for K-12

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS

Children listening to reader
These links provide accountability information about Florida’s PK-12 students and staff in a variety of formats including graphs, tables, maps and custom reports.

Education Information Portal

School Grade Report Cards

 Resources for Parents, supported by PBS.Boy reading with rocket flying overhead.Click here to go to the site where you can find tips, activities, and reading suggestions for families.