Reading Resources for Elementary Parents

Students who keep reading over the summer are much less likely to experience a "summer slide," the loss of skills that students can suffer over the summer. Students who lose these skills can struggle when they return to school in the fall. Here are some summer reading opportunities, some suggestions for finding great books (print and online) for your student, and tips for reading together! Happy reading!

Below you will see links to the 5 building blocks of literacy: comprehension, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency.

Click on each picture to see an explanation of each of these words, as well as resources that will help you to help your child grow as a reader.

There is also a link to information about writing, which is an important literacy skill.

Resources curated by teachers of Van Buren Public Schools. Please contact Stefanie Halliday or Stacy English with questions or suggestions.