Parent Handouts- Perfect for Conferences!

I am really envious of my friends and colleagues who are organized.  I am just not one of those people.  I’ll confess my computer files are a mess.  Files are saved on several different computers, in different folders and under a variety of file names.   Well, conferences are coming up soon and I’m on a mission this morning to organize all my handouts and put them into one file on my hard drive and under file names that I can easily recognize.   It was my goal to have a parent handout developed for each of the 5 Big Ideas of Reading Instruction–Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension–and to have them grade specific.  Well, I’m not quite done yet.  I have yet to develop the Vocabulary and Phonics handouts.  I am hoping, though, that you find the ones that I have completed helpful.

Click the following link to download the Learning Sight Words parent handout Learning Sight Words

Click the following link to download the kindergarten phonemic awareness handout Phonemic Awareness Parent Handout- Kindergarten

Click the following link to download the first grade phonemic awareness handout Phonemic Awareness Parent Handout- First Grade

Click the following link to download the parent handout for oral reading fluency Oral Reading Fluency- Parent

Click the following link to download the parent handout for reading comprehension Reading Comprehension-Parent

While I was researching the information to create the parent handouts, I found that there was great information for teachers to have that I didn’t quite want to put into the parent handouts.  So what I did was create teacher companion handouts.  Again, I am still working on the Vocabulary and Phonics handouts, but hope you find the ones I’ve created useful.

Five Big Ideas In Reading Instruction

Phonemic Awareness-Facts for Teachers

Oral Reading Fluency- Teacher Handout

Reading Comprehension-Facts for Teachers



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  1. linda says

    Wow! What wonderful tips to parents for helping their children with reading! These handouts help answer questions that so many parents wonder about and so many teachers want to explain.
    Thank you!

  2. Christina Laughlin says

    Thanks so much for these handouts. I have conferences in two weeks and these are going to be perfect for all my parents.

  3. Sheri says

    Would you be willing to share these documents via email? I teach in a bilingual school and would love to translate these for my community. All of our documents must be in English and Spanish. My email is
    Thank you,
    Napa, CA

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