family involvement

Dyslexia Awareness Book Recommendations

Book Recommendations About and for Children With Dyslexia and Their Caregivers

Monday, October 2, 2023
To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month, our assistive technology coordinators have curated a list of books by and about individuals with dyslexia.
A father and daughter look at a tablet together.

Getting Ready for a New School Year with Assistive Technology

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Follow this four-step guide to successfully implement assistive technology into your children's toolbox.
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Introducing Our Caregivers Resource Hub

Thursday, August 17, 2023
The IRRC's Caregivers Resource Hub contains eLearning modules and resources families can use to support their children's literacy development.
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Coming Together to Support Children’s Literacy with Kareem Weaver

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Educator and activist Kareem Weaver talks about the science of reading movement, the importance of collective action, and more.
A young girl and her mother smile at one another while selecting a book off of a crowded shelf.

Leveraging Your Local Library’s Literacy Resources

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Make the most of your public library’s free resources to help support literacy learning in children and teens.
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Learning English with your Children and Teens: Using a Chore Chart to Practice Overall Fluency

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Planning out the week’s chores provides an excellent opportunity to practice English skills.
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Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Practice Paraphrasing With a New Game

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
English learners can have fun with their families and learn a communication strategy by making and playing a card game.
Girl and mother playing and retelling story. Girl has a teddy bear to act out what is happening in the book

Supporting Your Children’s and Teen’s Home Learning: Combine Reading Aloud With Guided Play to Develop Listening Comprehension Skills

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Retelling a story with household items and conversation facilitates use of listening comprehension skills.
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Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Focus on Language Development During Shared Reading

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Keep characteristics like rhyming and other language elements in mind when selecting and reading aloud a book together.
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Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Using Junk Mail to Practice English

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Engage the family with activities that practice English vocabulary, grammar, speaking, and more.
Father and son reading a book and smiling on the couch

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Paired Oral Reading

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Children can work on reading fluency and comprehension while reading along with a caregiver.
Mother and son playing with letters blocks at a kitchen table during guided play

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Engaging Preschool and Kindergarten-Aged children in Literacy-Focused Guided Play

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Caregivers can implement three key elements to help grow literacy and pre-literacy skills.