A Website to Support Young Readers
ABOUT OAKLAND READS
The adults who spend time with students out of school time need more information about what reading skills students are learning throughout the year, and effective strategies to practice and support learning.
We created Oakland Reads to help bridge that gap.
Watch a short video to learn more:
HOW DO I USE THE SITE?
You can explore this site in two different ways:
From there, you can check out the individual reading skills for more in-depth explanations, resources and activities you can do at home.
Explore by early years or elementary years to find out what reading looks and sounds like at a particular age, and what specific skills children need to master.
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 schools will test your child’s reading three 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.