Parents - How do children learn to read and write?
What does this website have to offer you?
Learning to Read and Write lays the Foundation for Academic Success
All parents want their children to be successful in school and this website is dedicated to supporting children’s school learning. How well children learn to read and write in the early elementary years plays a central role in how much success they experience in all academic subjects of school.
When children are successful in learning to read and write they are more likely to feel happy and to flourish in school.
- This website is primarily aimed at assisting teachers and school administrators provide your children with the type of instruction that will help ensure their success but the site also has a great deal to offer you.
Does learning how to read and write seem somewhat of a mystery to you?
You are not alone if you answered yes... For many parents just how children learn to read and write is something of a mystery.
What do children need in order to grow in literacy?
The simple answer is a “healthy and appealing literacy diet” that contains the appropriate Food Groups for literacy. These “foods for literacy” cannot be purchased at the grocery store!
This website will explain what these foods for literacy are and will provide some "free samples" in the form of brief videos.
It will introduce you to the types of strategies (Recipes for Literacy) that effective teachers use to help children develop their literacy skills.
You will be able to view examples of such the strategies in the hundreds of How-To Videos on the site.
It will also explain how children’s literacy diet requirements change as they develop literacy skills across Stages of Literacy Development in the elementary school years.
- You may also be interested to have a peek into some exemplary classrooms through the Virtual Tours to see what teachers at different grade levels do to make literacy programs exciting and effective for their students.
Where to learn more about literacy development:
We hope that you enjoy exploring this website and that many of your questions about how children learn to read and write will be answered. To further extend your access to useful information about literacy learning we recommend that you visit the following websites:
- Reading Rockets offers a wealth of literacy information and resources for parents
Free websites that support children's reading and writing at home:
StarFall is an outstanding website to support beginning reading at home and at school
A wealth of spelling activities and resources can be found at Vocabulary Spelling City
The Sesame Workshop engages children in storytelling to enhance early reading and writing
At Storyline Online actors read storybooks aloud, supporting language growth and love for books
Father and Son enjoy Nightly Read Together