Parent Resources

These resources are for parents and caregivers who want to learn more about RTI. You’ll find information about RTI and activities you can do at home with your child in both English and Spanish.

Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk Resources

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How Do I Engage in Partner Reading With My Child?

How Do I Engage in Partner Reading With My Child?

Middle school students are expected to read and comprehend upper-level text. You might be wondering whether there are things you can do at home to improve your child’s reading skills. Partner reading is an easy way to do just that by providing your child with more reading practice!

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Is Your Child Benefiting From High-Quality Literacy Practices?

Is Your Child Benefiting From High-Quality Literacy Practices?

This flyer outlines five items that benefit struggling readers and of questions that parents can ask as a starting point to gauge the quality of a school's literacy practices. 

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Texas Resources

Booklets
Booklets

Beginning Reading Instruction: Practical Ideas for Parents

Parent booklet describing specific, simple activities to support a child’s literacy at home.

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Booklets
Booklets

Guidelines for Examining Phonics & Word Recognition

Booklet with guidelines and checklists describing research-based phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, word study, and fluency instruction. Includes tool for examining components of a reading program.

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Booklets
Booklets

Instrucción Para Comenzar a Leer: Ideas Práctica Para Padres de Familia

Spanish version of the Practical Ideas for Parents booklet. Describes specific, simple activities to support a child’s literacy at home.

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Booklets
Booklets

Comprehension Instruction

Booklet about research-based comprehension instruction, including explicit strategy lessons and questioning the author.

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Booklets
Booklets

Research-Based Content Area Reading Instruction

Booklet that describes teaching expository texts, vocabulary, word identification, reading fluency, and comprehension strategies across all classrooms.

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Booklets
Booklets

Beginning Reading Instruction: Components and Features of a Research-Based Reading Program

Booklet describing an effective elementary reading program, including 12 essential instructional components, 8 campus-level features, and 8 instructional features related to struggling readers.

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