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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.

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OUSD Academic Milestones

OUSD Academic Milestones

See how your child is progressing throughout the school year in literacy and math.

These milestones outline 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.

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Downloadable Tools and Trainings for Tutors 

Read Aloud Ideas from Literacy Lab
Opportunities to Read Aloud from Literacy Lab
Using Math in Read Alouds from Literacy Lab
Group Read Aloud Tip Sheet from Oakland Public Library
Student Behavior and Motivation from Reading Partners
Student Behavior and Motivation Tip Sheet from Reading Partners
Pillars of Literacy for Preschool – 1st Grade from Reading Partners/JumpStart
Pillars of Literacy from Reading Partners
Vocabulary Review Strategies from Reading Partners
Volunteer Tips for the Elementary Classroom by Girls Inc
Engaging Students from Reading Partners
Turning it into a game from Reading Partners
Getting to Know You Activity from Reading Partners

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