Teaching reading can be fun and rewarding for families who teach at home! When children become strong readers at an early age, they are more likely to become better learners throughout their school years and beyond. IEM Charter Schools believe students are most successful when parents are given the power of choice to personalize their children’s education and choose their curriculum. We strive to provide parents with a wide variety of curriculum options and resources to teach the five components of reading (#powerofchoice): Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension, and Vocabulary.
Students enrolled in IEM schools take the iReady local assessment to determine current reading performance levels in the following areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, and vocabulary. iReady online lessons provide targeted instruction to address specific needs. Struggling students can receive additional support through print and online curriculum and tutoring resources. Education Specialists are here to assist families in choosing curriculum from among the wide variety of options available to them by their IEM charter school.
Reference: Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read (Teacher’s Guide), National Institute for Literacy: The Partnership for Reading. The findings and conclusions in this publication were drawn from the 2000 report of the National Reading Panel, Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction—Reports of the Subgroups.