Family Resources for Early Literacy

Literacy

Summer Reading

All Alabama K-12 students and parents can use these fun learning resources this summer – See the official Alabama Summer Learning Challenge webpage at: https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/Pages/summer-learning.aspx

Children learn to read and improve their reading by reading. This is a great tool for finding books for your child to read on their just-right level with over 260,000 books to choose from! Find a Book, Alabama Stride is FREE to all students in the state from May 1 to July 31. Prevent Summer Slide with a cool blend of online math, reading, language arts, and science skills practice.

Purpose

The purpose of this site is to provide information, activities and resources to help families support early literacy at home. The National Reading Panel Report (NICHD, 2000) describes five essential components of reading instruction. We have organized our resources based on those components so that you can navigate the information based on the specific needs of your child.

The Alabama Literacy Act

The Alabama Literacy Act was signed into law on June 10, 2019 and became effective September 1, 2019. The law states that all 3rd grade students (with a few “good cause” exemptions) shall demonstrate sufficient reading skills for promotion to 4th grade, beginning with the 2021-2022 School year. For more information about the Alabama Literacy Act see the document linked below.

Alabama Literacy Act FAQ

Parent Letters

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