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ERIC Number: ED581119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Evidence on Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home
What Works Clearinghouse
This document begins by providing four tips parents and care takers can use to supporting childrens' reading skills at home: (1) Have conversations before, during, and after reading together; (2) Help children learn how to break sentences into words and words into syllables; (3) Help children sound out words smoothly; and (4) Model reading fluently by practicing reading aloud with your children. The evidence supporting each of the four tips is drawn from research that meets rigorous standards established by the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC). This document summarizes the evidence from studies conducted in classroom settings that included the practice described in the tips for supporting reading skills at home. For each tip, it provides the number of studies that included the practice and how many of those studies found positive effects. For studies that found positive effects, it provides additional details about how school staff implemented the practice. Although the practices described in the tips might be effective in home settings, no studies assessed these practices involving parents or caregivers at home. [To learn more about the research evidence and see the full reference list, see "Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade. Educator's Practice Guide. NCEE 2016-4008," (ED566956). For "Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home," see ED581120.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (ED); What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes