K-4 Parent Reading Guide

Family members are important influences on a child’s educational success. The goals of reading are to understand written text, integrate new ideas, and generalize from what is read. We have developed a parent friendly guide and worksheets to help you encourage positive reading techniques with your child.

Click on the image to view our digital reading guide and read about the five important areas of reading including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

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Helpful Worksheets

Click the images below to view and download the corresponding PDF worksheet.




Choosing the Right Book for Your Child’s Reading Level

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Vocabulary Building Strategies
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   Reading Comprehension Strategies
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Questions? Contact Us

Heidi Lammers
Learning Support Program Coordinator Title I/LAP
(360) 885-5405

Additional Resources

Click the links below to view national websites with additional resources for student success.

National PTAParents’ Guide to Student Success

  • Created for grades K-8 high school English language arts/literacy and mathematics the guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.

U.S. Department of EducationHelping Your Child Become a Reader

  • This booklet includes activities for families with children from infancy through age 6. Most of the activities make learning experiences out of the everyday routines in which you and your children participate. Most use materials that are found in your home or that can be had free-of-charge from your local library. The activities are designed to be fun for both you and your children as you help them to gain the skills they need to become readers.


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