Parent/Caregiver Support

Home Reading Materials

By Jenni vanRees & the Blue Heron team Last updated 2024/05/27
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Fostering partnerships between school and home is key to supporting strong student outcomes. Jenni vanRees and other educators at Blue Heron Public School (WRDSB) have created this collection of materials to support a home reading program aligned with structured literacy and the science of reading. The materials include:

  • a letter home to parents and caregivers
  • a bookmark with comprehension questions for discussion
  • home practice materials for kindergarten students
  • an example folder (with “I Can Read” and “Read Together” sections) and label templates
  • a video to explain the program

Curriculum Connection

B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing C2. Comprehension Strategies
To develop strong foundational language and literacy skills, students need consistent practice. These materials support educators to empower parents and caregivers to support language and literacy development.
Grade(s): K 1 2
Topic(s): Applying PhonicsComprehensionPhonemic AwarenessWord-Level Reading and Spelling


  1. This looks INCREDIBLE. As a Kindergarten teacher always looking for ways to foster a love of reading and encourage families to support their children with their reading at home, this is an amazing resource! Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to use it in my class this year.

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