ERIC Number: ED435962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
In a Word...Read!!! A Guide for Parents of Elementary Readers in North Carolina Public Schools.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
This guide has been developed to help parents understand the reading section of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, the revised state reading curriculum which is intended to make sure that every student learns to read and write well. The guide offers general tips on helping each child, as well as terminology and research information that may be unfamiliar to parents--a glossary at the back of the guide defines many of the unfamiliar terms. According to the guide, North Carolina uses a "balanced reading program" which includes: knowing each student individually; balancing direct instruction with other learning opportunities (indirect instruction); and a balanced emphasis on skills and meaning. The guide contains sections on: (1) Pre-Reading: Early Emergent Literacy; (2) Kindergarten: Emergent Literacy; (3) First Grade: Developing Literacy; (4) Second Grade: Early Independent Literacy; and (5) Third Grade: Independent Literacy. It also outlines reading grade level competencies, and spelling and writing competencies for grades K-3. (NKA)
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Public Schools, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, State Curriculum Guides
North Carolina State Board of Education, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2825. Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina