Supporting Literacy Learning at HomeWI FACETS2023-11-01T18:26:58+00:00
WI FACETS receives support through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to provide the following resources.
NEW self-directed, interactive online literacy modules NOW available!
Literacy Training Series for Families
Welcome to the Literacy Training Series. The purpose of this series is to help families better understand how to effectively support their children’s literacy development at home and to increase communication with their children’s teachers and school about literacy-related goals. While this information is beneficial to all families for supporting their children’s literacy development, this series was specifically developed for families of students with special education needs.
Users are encouraged to review the module topics in any order. Each module will provide opportunities to participate in activities to increase your understanding of literacy. Having access to a pen or pencil and paper are also recommended.
In this module we will discuss the following five components of reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. Users will gain an overview of each of the components, as well as what students need to learn, and how families can support development of the components.
In this module, we will discuss the importance of creating and nurturing a strong connection between home and school. We will offer strategies for sharing information, and asking questions, and improving two-way communication between schools and families.
In this module, we will discuss different approaches to teaching literacy in the classroom setting, types of reading assessments, and what to do if you think your child is struggling. There are many strategies for both educators and families to support reading at school and at home.
In this module, we will discuss how and why literacy is important to the IEP process, the important role of families, and steps to creating a meaningful IEP. If your child has an IEP, we enocurage you to review it as you participate in this module.
Get Ready to Read!: Designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns.
PBS Parents: Activities and reading strategies for children
The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328M110014. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, David Emenheiser.