Promote Reading at Home with Ready-to-Read Books!

This post is sponsored by Simon & Schuster.

It's that time of year again, Parent-Teacher Conferences! It doesn't matter what school or grade I was teaching, I always had parents ask me ways that they could help their child at home with reading and/or great books to purchase for their child for home. I am so excited to be partnering with Simon & Schuster to share their Ready-to-Read book series!

As a teacher and a parent, I am always looking for ways to promote reading at school and at home!  I also know how hard it can be to get your own children excited to read! Here are some ideas for parents to get their children reading at home!

Whether I was sharing a child's Fountas & Pinnell reading level, their Lexile range, or a score on an online reading assessment, parents would always want to leave the conference with ideas for books that their child could read at home. Ready-to-Read books make a GREAT recommendation because no matter the level, from pre-readers to more advanced readers there is a Ready-to-Read book for everyone!

The Pre-Level One books are perfect for my four-year-old daughter. They really help her with concepts of print and allow her to become interested in reading. I love reading them to her at home cuddled up in her bed!

The Level Three books are great for my son who is in second grade! Camden loves to read independently but can be pretty picky with books. The Ready to Read books are great for readers like him because they have so many different options! From favorite characters like Batman (affiliate link)  to non-fiction texts like True Colors! The Story of Crayola (affiliate link)!

Since there are five different levels and you can buy these books at so many different places, including Amazon, they are a great recommendation for parents! To learn more about Ready-to-Read books, visit their website!

As a teacher, I always discuss HOW important it is for parents and their children to be reading together at home. However, as a parent I completely understand how difficult that can be some nights! From doing homework, to cooking dinner, to sports practices, it's just hard to get it all in! As a teacher, I always wanted to make it as easy as I could for parents to not only read with their child, but also talk about what they are reading! As teachers we know that reading is so much more than just reading the words on the page!

These little bookmarks are a great tool that parents can use when they are reading fiction and non-fiction Ready-to-Read books and having a discussion with their child! It's a great tool to give them during your Parent-Teacher Conference! Grab them FREE here

I'm going to be honest, I am not a fan of reading logs at all. I truly don't believe in making reading a chore, I feel that it should be done for pleasure and recreation. On the other hand,  I do believe that in order for children to become better readers, they need to be reading. I just don't feel like making them (or their parents) record the books they are reading each night is helpful! I started using these simple reading logs that my students were responsible for each month! Instead of having their parents try to remember to write down the title of the book each night, my students just had to color in a picture for each book (or chapter) they read throughout the month! It allowed my first graders to become more independent and really take responsibility of their reading and homework! 

I hope your students (and parents) LOVE reading Ready-to-Read books at home as much as mine do!

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