Third Grade Reading Guarantee Family Resources

The ability to read is the foundation of learning. Research shows that children who are not reading at a third-grade level by the end of grade 3 are likely to have trouble learning in all classroom subjects in higher grades. 

Resources to Help Your Child

Struggling readers greatly benefit from their families’ involvement and help at home. The following links will give you the tools you need. 

Working with Your Child At Home

Reach interactive lessons

REACH is a self-paced interactive reading program to engage parents and children as at-home reading partners. Designed by classroom reading specialists and aligned with Kindergarten and first grade standards, these 32 interactive lessons are enjoyable for all ages.

Resources from INFOhio

  • Early Literacy Bags - Beach Bags, Blizzard Bags and Back to School Bags are online sets of printable books that give parents an easy way to keep their children's reading skills sharp year round. Early Literacy Bags are offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education.
  • BookFLIX pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books. This engaging combination of read-aloud stories and read-along nonfiction builds phonemic awareness; develops phonics decoding skills; and strengthens vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension, all while introducing children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Many of the nonfiction titles cover STEM and social studies standards. Lexile scores are included. 
  • Parent Reading Tips Flyer - This flyer gives parents 10 ideas for helping their young children learn to love reading. 
  • The Early World of Learning offers students in grades K-3 narrated stories, interactive reading games, leveled reading practice, and an online encyclopedia.  Early World of Learning's 'Welcome to Reading' section offers new readers stories, games, and activities to help them increase their skills. Two other areas on the site--Trek's Travels and Know It--help children develop vocabulary and comprehension.
  • World Book Kids is an encyclopedia for children 5-8. It lets kids explore the world through beautiful photographs, video, and articles written for beginning readers. In addition, World Book Kids includes fun online activities and even science experiments for parents and children to conduct together.

Outside Intervention or Tutoring Provider

Districts and community schools must make available and pay for intervention or tutoring services if the parents of retained third grade students request them. Because local circumstances and needs vary, each district has authority to select its own service provider. Districts and schools may, but are not required, to use this screening tool to help evaluate potential service providers.

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Last Modified: 10/20/2016 1:58:25 PM