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Becoming a Successful Reader

Helping Your Child Become A Successful Reader

We all want our children to be successful readers. This begins from the time a child is born. Parents are a child’s first teacher. Building Literacy Skills starts at home by talking to, playing with, and reading to your child. (One of the most critical stages of development and learning is from birth to five years old. The
first five years of child development are crucial to their health, well-being, and the overall trajectory of their lives in a variety of ways. Sep 25, 2018, Important Child Development Stages -First 5 Years | Children's Bureau).

Parents and teachers continue building those skills throughout their school years. It is a team effort! The school provides instruction, informs parents of learning gaps, and makes a plan to address them. The plan consists of the school giving proper instruction and intervention and the parents spending time with their child at home doing reading activities each evening. Please encourage your children to apply themselves and do their very best. COVID has caused a considerable learning gap all across our nation! It is going to take all of us: Schools, parents, and students working together as a united team to start closing this gap.

Please read over the “Helping Your Child Become A Successful Reader” page on our Stringtown School Website. Each form has tips on how you can help your child at home. Notice on the form about “Factors that Discriminate between Highly Effective and Less Effective School Literacy Achievement”, that Parent Involvement is the number 1 factor for your child to have high achievement. We are asking you to unite with us in helping your child become successful, and we are
looking forward to a great year! For more information on ways to help your child at home, please check out the Oklahoma State Department of Education link
“Strategies For Family Support” on our Stringtown School Website. If you have any questions about your child’s reading performance, please contact Mr. Lowry at or Mrs. Wood at or (580) 346-7741.

Working Together For Your Child’s Success,

Stringtown School