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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 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

 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. 

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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 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

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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