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Supporting children’s early reading instruction at home

Early reading instruction at home infographics

April 2021

In collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, REL Midwest created a series of easy-to-use guides designed to help families, afterschool providers, and other caregivers support children in kindergarten through grade 3 with early reading instruction. Districts also may wish to use these guides to enhance summer programming and assist with accelerated learning efforts for young learners, as well as share them with parents and community members to support early literacy skill development.

The following guides are available for download on the Michigan Department of Education website:

  • Developing Language
  • Linking Sounds to Letters
  • Blending Letters, Recognizing, and Reading Words
  • Practice Reading for Understanding

REL Midwest also worked with the Michigan Department of Education to create a set of guides to help families, afterschool providers, and other caregivers support children in kindergarten through grade 3 with early math instruction.

In addition, view the following related resources from the REL Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance to support early childhood literacy instruction and development: