WI FACETS receives support through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to provide the following resources.

Online Literacy Resources

  • Colorin Colorado: A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners to help become better readers.
  • Unite for Literacy: Online children’s books with text in English or Spanish and narration in a variety of languages.
  • Literacy Center: Resources in English, Spanish, German and French.
  • Making Room for Literacy (Video) from the Puckett Institute10
  • Car Games to Get Your Child Ready to Read!

Literacy Training Series for Families

Class 1: Literacy is For All

This PowerPoint gives parents an overview of the five components of literacy, giving examples of each component and strategies for families to use at home. It also stresses the importance of daily literacy practice in the home.

Class 2: Types of Literacy, Assessments & Home-School Communication

This PowerPoint gives families information on different types of literacy (ABC, visual, cultural, computer). Families will learn how to prepare children for testing, different literacy assessments used in their district and action steps to take after receiving the results. Families will also learn strategies for effective communication with educators around literacy.

Class 3: Finding the Right Books & Including Literacy in the IEP

This PowerPoint gives families tools and strategies for finding appropriate books for their children. It also discusses what it might look like if a child’s IEP includes literacy related goals and services.

Class 4: 10 Things You Should Know About Summer Reading

This PowerPoint gives families easy to digest information about the importance of not only reading, but other learning activities over the summer to prevent the summer slide and improve outcomes.