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For Parents

 


Please visit the Links and Download Section in the  Woodfill Media Center Tab to find parent information links and downloads.



Learning about Lexiles: 

 

The Lexile Framework® for Reading is a scientific approach to measuring readers
 

and reading materials. A key component of the Lexile Framework is a number

called the Lexile measure. A Lexile measure indicates both the difficulty of a

text, such as a book or magazine article, and a student’s reading ability. Knowing

the Lexile text measure of a book and the Lexile reader measure of a student

helps to predict how the book matches the student’s reading ability—whether the

book is too easy, too difficult or just right.

To check your child's Lexile or find the Lexile Level of a book:
 
http://www.lexile.com/fab/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
To find out more about using Lexile measures at home:

http://www.lexile.com/m/uploads/downloadablepdfs/Lexiles-at-Home.pdf



Reading Tips for Parents:

 


The research is clear: children who are read to, and who read for pleasure, are significantly more successful in school than children who do not. Give your children a head start on success—teach them that reading is FUN! To find reading tips for parents:  http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/HE/englishtips.pdf

More Reading Tips for Parents:

 

Between the Lions


Between the Lions, winner of The Parents' Choice Award as the best TV show for kids 4-to-7, is the first series to offer educationally sound reading instruction that combines phonics and whole language.

Airing weekdays on PBS, Between the Lions is set in a magical library run by a family of big "cats"—lions Theo, Cleo, Lionel, and Leona—who run a library where characters pop off the pages of books, vowels sing, and words take on a life of their own. NEA has endorsed the series, which uses a comprehensive literacy curriculum geared to beginning readers.

Between the Lions has graciously shared some of their reading materials. Here is a selection of reading tips for parents and teachers, as well as book lists you can take to the library or the book store. Click on the following links.
 

 



Renaissance Home Connect:
 
This website allows you to share in the educational experience by viewing your child's progress in the Renaissance Place programs-Accelerated Reader and Math Facts in a Flash. You can also click Email Setup to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results and click Help to get answers to your questions about Renaissance Home Connect.

Website: https://hosted296.renlearn.com/97223/HomeConnect/
You will need to then log in using your child's User name and  Password that they use at school.

 

 


 


 


The Power of Reading With Your Child!

Did you know the number one determiner of success when a child enters formal schooling is the number of hours he has been read aloud to by someone close to him? The simple act of reading to your child will make all the difference in the world! Read the following article and interview as Lezlie Evans talks about the power of reading with a child. She also shares literacy tips for your children.

http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/weblog/2010/10/lezlie-evans-talks-about-the-power-of-reading-with-a-child.html