THE EARLY YEARS
Preparing your child to become a strong reader right from the start.
Select your child’s age group below to find tips & reading resources to use at home. Help your child be ready for Kindergarten-level reading work when they start school!
THE ELEMENTARY GRADES
Learning doesn't end when your child leaves the classroom! Families and community organizations are critical partners in helping students develop strong literacy skills. Click into your child's grade to see the the OUSD Academic Milestones with the literacy skills your student is working on throughout the school year and fun ways you can reinforce learning outside the classroom.
REMEMBER EACH CHILD IS UNIQUE
Each Child Will Progress Differently:
Your child may still be learning skills from a previous grade or may have already mastered the grade-level milestones in this document. The goal is for your child to have access to grade level instruction while receiving individualized support where it is needed. Talk to your teacher about your child’s specific needs.
PARENTS AS PARTNERS
Talking to your child about their learning will help them even if you didn’t learn the same content in school.
Considering all our children have to learn in school, it can be challenging to know how best to help them. The good news is that you don’t have to know everything!
You can ask questions about books they are reading or teach them to do math the way you learned it. This will help your child process their learning and consider different ways of approaching a problem.
HOW CAN I KNOW IF MY CHILD IS ON TRACK?
OUSD will test your child’s reading 3 times a year using iReady. Results should be given to families. The results will indicate the specific skills your child should learn to become a great reader.
LEARN MORE ABOUT iREADY
AMPLIFY VIDEO SERIES
This animated video series breaks down what the brain does in order to read.
Join Minh on his journey as his babysitter Mara, helps him cultivate a love for reading and understanding the Science of Reading. Series includes 13 episodes you don't want miss!