Important Resources for Parents

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Parent Letter – Download

Additional Resources Below

Resources for Parents to Use at Home

Sites Recommended by GIA Teachers

Reading First Ohio – Click Here

Family involvement strengthens student learning and improves academic achievement. Students with active family support have better attendance, pass more classes and earn more credits resulting in higher grade point averages and higher test scores. As a result, they are more likely to continue their education beyond high school and learn social and behavioral skills that help them at home, at school and throughout life.

INFOHIO – Click Here

INFOhio, a virtual K-12 library, transforms teaching and learning by connecting educational resources with the power of information technology.

INFOhio’s Core Collection of Electronic Resources, 16 tools selected for K-12 research, provides state-funded resources free to all Ohio K-12 students and and educators for the 2011-2012 school year. A username and password are required for home access; see your school library media specialist, technology coordinator or classroom teacher.

Bembo’s Zoo – Click Here

Watch how the letters of the alphabet re-form into animals. Preschool – K

Sesame Street Games, Videos, Instruction—Click Here

Free Federal Websites  – Click Here

Resources in every subject area made available by federal agencies. More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.

Free Reading – Click Here

An open source free reading intervention program for grades K-6

PBS Parents – Click Here

PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.

Interactive Reading Websites – Click Here

A list of links to websites with reading resources

International Children’s Digital Library – Click Here

The ICDL is a rich resource which can be used in a wonderfully wide range of situations by children, parents, teachers, librarians and others from all walks of life.  Children can expand upon the stories to create games; parents can extract themes to help explain important lessons; teachers can utilize the multicultural nature of the collection to teach languages; librarians can enrich community outreach programs with tales from around the world and; of course, anyone can just open a book to read for pleasure.

National PTA – Literacy – Click Here

Reading is Fundemental – Click Here

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. We prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. We inspire children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice. RIF provides new, free books for children to choose from and make their own.

RIF – Reading Planet  – Click Here