Resources to Support Reading at Home
The very best thing you can do to help your child become a better reader is to simply read with them! Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Make it a goal to read with your child for 20 minutes a day, and talk about what you read together.
Lexia Core5 Reading (K-5):
Lexia® Core5® Reading is a fun, computer-based program that has helped millions of students improve their literacy skills. The activities in Core5 support and build on your child’s classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Families are able to access through Clever.
Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. The site is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
Jefferson Parish Schools recently launched its Early Literacy Collaborative. Leaders across Jefferson Parish are learning more about the best practices in early literacy instruction in order to improve student outcomes in reading. We are taking a deep dive into the science of reading, as well as our district’s research-based, English Language Arts curriculum for Kindergarten through second grade, Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA).