Reading can happen anytime, anywhere!. Explore the joy of reading together with this series of “Reading ‘Round the Clock” flyers and videos that gives easy tips for working reading practice into everyday activities.. Videos include Reading for a Purpose, Reading on the Go, and Reading on the Screen.
Reading is an essential skill for learning in all subjects. The ability to read well leads to success in school and life. As the parent or caregiver, your involvement really helps your child become a confident student and lifelong reader. It's okay to explore the joy of reading together! The series "So You're Parenting..." gives you helpful activities and tips to prepare your child for Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee.. This series of flyers for parents can be found in the INFOhio toolkit under Library Staff. The flyers are now available in Spanish.
As part of the World Book suite on INFOhio's Electronic Resources, Early World of Learning has resources to help preschoolers and children in the early year grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills. The educator center includes a variety of resources including lesson plans and the option to print out books. Go to www.infohio.org (A user name and password many be required to log in) To learn more about EWOL, check out the screencast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMb-VK3WSOs
World Book Kids was developed especially for young students. It features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging activities. The advanced search allows Lexile and content limiters. World Book Kids is an excellent resources for research and reading informational text. Start a search at www.infohio.org (You may need user name and log in to access)
These "beach bags," offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education, gives parents and teachers an easy way to help children practice their reading skills with fun activities and free printable books. Five different beach bags are available including: What's in Your Neighborhood? ; On the Move; Perfect Pets; The Food we Eat; and Weather, Weather Everywhere..
Book FLIX pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books. The combination of read-aloud stories with read-along nonfiction builds a love of reading while improving reading skill.
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:
BookFlix is one of the latest additions to the INFOhio electronic resources collection. In addition to the e-books, there are support resources including a read along option, author biographies, educational games, selected web links, teacher resources and lesson plans, Lesson plans are correlated to standards and the ability to sort for curricular connections, Lexiles, and subjects. Go to www.infohio.org .to check it out. (A user name and password may be needed to log in)
Looking for resources for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee? The Ohio Department of Education provides policy guidance, instructional tools, and resources for educators and parents on this page. The brief video provides an overview of the topic.
By using the Advanced Search, teachers and students can locate resources by limiting to Lexiles. Science Reference Center includes books and articles for research and informational reading. Science Reference Center is new to the INFOhio Electronic Resources. www.infohio.org (You may need user namd and password to log in)
The four Back to School bags support early literacy as well as science, math, and social studies standards, and each focuses on a specific theme:Kindergarten-Firemen and Fire Safety; Grade 1-Autumn and Johnny Appleseed; Grade 2-Habitats; Grade 3-Geography. Special thanks to the Ohio Department of Education for providing the design!
Each "Bag" contains:A unit lesson plan clearly linked to Ohio's New Learning Standards using INFOhio's online resources.Ideas for differentiation and for improving students' tech skills for online testing.Ideas for assessment along with ready-made rubrics and graphic organizers.Suggested activities and picture books for further reading and study.
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