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Go here for tips to help students who find reading challenging:

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.

For Parents

Kindergarten and First Grade Resources for Families

Florida 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

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 2 and 3

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

Just Take 20 Resources for Families

Just Read Florida's

Just Take 20 

Literacy Begins at Home--activities for K-12

Florida Students - Educational Resources for Learning








Click on this link for the 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.

Florida Standards Assessments

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

The Parent Toolkit Website

Smiling girl on the parent toolkit site
The Parent Toolkit will help you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage.

Studies show children whose parents are involved in their education do better in school, and our hope is to provide you with useful tips and tools to support your growing child at all ages. The Parent Toolkit is a one-stop shop resource that was produced and developed with parents in mind.