Parent Resources – Creating Reading Routines at Home

Welcome to our reading resource page for parents.  The Coates Home-School Compact states that parents are committed to establishing an at-home reading routine and that our staff is committed to supporting these endeavors.  Whether your child is struggling with reading or is reading well beyond grade level, we want to equip you with a better understanding of literacy and provide a plan to grow  your child’s reading skills.


Our system for supporting parents has 4 parts:

1.  View Module 1:  Making Reading Happen & Being the Model  (6 minutes)

2.  Read Your “Reading Routines at Home” Booklet (It’s specific to your child’s grade or reading level so ask your teacher for your child’s level) (Booklets:  Kindergarten , 1st Grade , 2nd Grade , 3rd Grade , 4th Grade , 5th Grade , 6th Grade , English Learner

3.  View Module 2 (K-2nd Grade or 3rd-6th Grade):  Establishing your At-Home Reading Routine (8 minutes)

4.  View Module 3:  Specific Strategies to Support Your Reader (about 15 minutes) (Module 3 is specific to your child’s grade level or reading level.  Watch your specific video:  Kindergarten1st Grade , 2nd Grade , 3rd Grade , 4th Grade , 5th Grade , 6th Grade , English Learner)

BONUS:  Mrs. Cortes (@email ), our reading specialist, holds parent workshops that can answer your questions and take you further in your skills.  Watch for announcements throughout the year.


English Learner Reading Routines Booklets (Translated)

Newcomers - English 

Newcomers - Spanish

Newcomers - Arabic

Newcomers - Urdu

Newcomers - Amharic


K-2nd Grade Resources

Letter Tracing Booklet

Alphabet Chart

Find books on your child’s level


3rd-6th Grade Resources

Website to find Graphic Novels

Another Website to find Graphic Novels

Website to find books at your child’s current reading level

Read about how to pick a “Just Right Book” with your child


Parents may contact our reading specialist, Mrs. Cortes (@email ) for further guidance.  Parents of students learning English may request a consultation with our ESOL teachers.