• Leon County Schools are working with families to develop lifelong learners and lovers of reading.  The following list of resources has been developed include multisensory strategies (those that involve listening, speaking, touching, smelling, and tasting) because when a child uses more than one sense at a time, engagement and learning is increased.                                                                                   

    Parent Literacy Resources

    1. Multisensory Activities to Teaching Reading - This link provides a downloadable document for parents explaining what multisensory strategies are, how they are useful, and activity ideas for each method of learning.  https://mnliteracy.org/sites/default/files/multisensory_techniques_to_teach_reading_skills.pdf

    2. Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Reading - This link provides parents with multisensory techniques for teaching reading.  https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/partnering-with-childs-school/instructional-strategies/8-  multisensory-technique

     3. Multisensoring Parenting Tips - This link provides multisensory parenting tips for parents and guardians.  www.readingrockets.org/article/multisensory-parenting-tips

    4. Reading Tips for Parents (in Multiple Languages) - This link provides access to a downloadable document of reading tips for parents and guardians. (Available in 11 languages).  www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-tips-parents-multiple-languages#english

    5. Reading Adventure Packs - Reading Adventure Packs encourage hands-on fun and learning, centered around paired fiction and non-fiction books.   www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-adventure-packs-families

    6. Reading Tips for Parents of Children with Disabilities - This link provides access to reading tips for parents and guardians of children with disabilities. (Speech and Language, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Loss or Deafness, Low Vision or Blindness, Intellectual Disabilities, and Cerebral Palsy).   www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-tips-parents-multiple-languages#disabilities

    7. 25 Activities for Reading and Writing Fun - This link provides parents and guardians enjoyable activities that support reading and writing at home.   http://www.readingrockets.org/article/25-activities-reading-and-writing-fun 

    Student Literacy Resources

    1. ABCya - Educational games to support elementary literacy.                                                                                                                                               http://www.abcya.com/

    2. E-Learning for Kids - Educational games to support elementary literacy.                                                                                                                                     http://www.e-learningforkids.org/language-arts/

    3. Flash Card Maker - Create and print flashcards for sight words, vocabulary words, etc.                                   http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/game/tools/flash-card-maker

    4. International Children's Digital Library - A digital library that host high-quality books in more than 50 languages.                             http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

    5. NewsELA - Access to content and activities to support elementary literacy.                                                                                                     https://newsela.com/

    6. PBS Kids - Educational games to support elementary literacy.                                                                                                                         http://pbskids.org/

    7. ReadWorks - Access to content to support elementary literacy.                                                                                                            https://www.readworks.org/

    8. Spelling City - Educational games to support literacy in the areas of spelling and vocabulary.                                                              https://www.spellingcity.com/

    9. Starfall - Educational games to support literacy in phonics.                                                                                                                              http://starfall.com/

    10. Story Place - A digital library for children. Library materials include free online books, online activities, take-home activities, and reading list for preschool and elementary students.                                                                                                                                                                              https://www.storyplace.org