Are you implementing more Science of Reading instruction in your classroom but not sure how to communicate what it is and how to support students at home? Make sure to grab the free Science of Reading Family Letter below to keep parents informed and open up the conversation on how to support reading based on research and science.
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Science of Reading Family Letter Video:
Learn more about the Science of Reading Family Letter & how to explain it with this video:
What is the Science of Reading?
Generally speaking, the Science of Reading is a body of work including the study and research of how people learn to read and write. It is not a program, an approach, or a specific strategy. It is the acknowledgment of all of the science that is out there about how people learn to read and think critically about how you teach. It’s not stagnant and is ever-changing as we learn more and more about how people learn to read. The keyword in all of this is science.
Read more about What is the Science of Reading Here.
It Takes A Community
Change in instruction takes time, training, and community support! Students need explicit instruction on how to decode, phonics, and foundational sound instruction to build the pathway to becoming fluent readers. This works best when it’s practiced at school and home! Build family support by sending home instructional strategies that can help students when they’re reading at home.
A great resource to share is the All About the Sound Teacher Tip Cards here.
Science of Reading Trainings & Resources
There are many ways for teachers (or parents) to learn more so we can better support students. Make sure to check out these:
- 10 Ways to Get Science of Reading Support for Teachers Here including some FREE options.
- Science of Reading Podcasts especially listen to Emily Hanford’s podcast Hard Words here.
- Science of Reading Books that are great for sharing with fellow teachers, admins, and families.
Free Science of Reading Family Letter
This free printable Science of Reading Family Letter is a great way to open up the conversation with parents about the shift in instruction and how they can help at home. Enter your email below to get it sent right to your inbox! Or download it instantly in Simply Kinder + here!
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