Recommended Websites for Families
We highly recommend these resources to help you support your child’s reading development.
Home Reading Helper
Home Reading Helper
An easy-to-use tool for families to help support young readers.
Find resources on how to help your child learn to read organized by grade (PreK-3) and skill area.
Short videos help break down the different reading skills that students are learning in school so parents can understand what they are, why they are important, and how to help your child develop them.
This extensive resource from Read Charlotte can be translated into over 100 languages.Visit Home Reading Helper
OUSD Academic Milestones
Oakland Unified School District - Academic Milestones
See how your child is progressing throughout the school year in literacy and math.
These milestones name critical literacy and math skills for each grade PK-5 that build on each other and prepare students for achievement in the next grade and beyond. The milestones do not cover all of the content students need to learn, but should be prioritized by educators, parents, and caregivers in supporting all children to become proficient readers, writers, and mathematicians.
The OLC worked with OUSD on the development of the literacy academic milestones in 2020.Visit OUSD Family Central
Our Member Network organizations are offering a range of engaging and high quality programs to support learning at home:
Virtual Storytimes with Tandem, Partners in Early Learning
Fun and engaging read alouds of beloved children’s books with prompts for follow up conversations and activities. Includes stories in Spanish and other languages are being added. Best for PreK through early elementary school.
Write Through This with Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe
Chapter 510 is keeping Oakland writing through free online writing workshops for teens, a daily poetry writing challenge on Instragram, and their most EPIC Poetry Day yet.
Reading Partners Family Resources
Reading Partners has compiled a resource library for families including links to their virtual storytimes, printable worksheets reading tips, and the Bright By Text app where families can sign up to receive free activities, games, and age-appropriate resources by text.