Parents. It is important that parents be aware of what the literacy expectations are for their children in school. Schools must provide ways for parents to meaningfully support their children’s literacy development. This section provides resources to help parents meaningfully contribute to their children’s literacy learning.
Children’s learning is influenced a great deal by their families and their parents are their first teachers. This resource provides a process that teachers and parents can use to share information about students’ literacy learning.
Involving Parents in Student Achievement (118K)
The Alphabet Chart is a clearly written chart with letters in both upper and lower case form and a corresponding word represented by a picture—helping children link letters with sounds and words. The Alphabet Chart is available in the following languages:
This short user-friendly guide introduces teachers and parents to activities that can be used with students to promote flexible letter learning by using the Alphabet Chart.
Suggested Uses for the Alphabet Charts (301K)
Each book of the Island Alphabet series, which features languages and children’s artwork from the U.S.-affiliated Pacific, contains the complete alphabet for the language, examples for each letter, and a word list with English translations.
This short user-friendly guide introduces teachers and parents to activities that can be used with students to promote flexible letter learning by using the Island Alphabet Books.
Suggested Activities for Using the Island Alphabet Books and Beyond (427K)
Little Honu’s Journey is an illustrated children’s book set in a Pacific island context that tells the tale of a baby turtle’s adventures on his journey to the ocean. This is a great story for parents to share with their children and also accompanies Exploring Comprehension through Retelling: A Teacher’s Story, part of the Early Literacy and Assessment for Learning (K–3) Series. This book is available in the following languages: