Communication Resources

NebraskaREADS Brochure

The NebraskaREADS brochure provides school boards, administrators, teachers, parents and other stakeholders an overview of the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act and the NebraskaREADS initiative.

NebraskaREADS FAQs

This flier provides a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act.  The most up to date FAQ list can be found at https://www.education.ne.gov/nebraskareads/frequently-asked-questions/

Talking to Parents

Parents likely know that reading is important for all children. The best way to engage parents as trusted partners in their child’s reading is to help them support reading at home. This resource shares some at-home reading tips that teachers can share with parents to ensure their children are successful.

Talking to Parents – Spanish

Sample Parent Notification – English

Parents or guardians of students who are identified with a reading difficulty are notified in writing or in electronic form no later than 15 days after the identification. This resource provides a sample parent notification that schools may modify for use.

Sample Exit Letter for Parents

Schools may choose to inform parents or guardians when their student is dismissed from targeted reading instruction as described on their Individualized Reading Improvement Plan. This resource provides a sample exit letter for parents that schools may modify for use.

Phone Call Contact

Schools may choose for classroom teachers to discuss an Individualized Reading Improvement Plan with parents or guardians via phone. This resource provides a sample phone call script that schools may modify for use.

Bookmarks

Make reading fun with these downloadable bookmarks! Three designs include reading tips and encourage children to read each day.

Bookmarks – Spanish

Parent Engagement Postcards

Each postcard focuses on a different topic – from general tips and tricks about reading with a child, to information about the NebraskaREADS program, to summer reading.

Read-At-Home Plan for Student Success

This comprehensive resource provides caregivers a wealth of information to support their child as a developing reader.  The Read-At-Home Plan for Student Success resource includes a variety of at-home activities to support a child’s phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Bookmarks

Make reading fun with these downloadable bookmarks! Three designs include reading tips and encourage children to read each day.

Bookmarks – Spanish

Parent Engagement Postcards

Stay engaged with reading all year long with these downloadable postcards. Each postcard focuses on a different topic – from general tips and tricks about reading with your child, to information about the NebraskaREADS program, to summer reading.

Seven Research-Based Ways Families Promote Early Literacy

These downloadable infographics from the Global Family Research Project highlight several research-based ways families can promote early literacy. It is available in both English and Spanish.

Updated September 16, 2019 2:22pm