Parent/Caregiver Support

Parent/Caregiver Literacy Term Glossary

By ONlit Last updated 2024/05/27
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With a new curriculum, there are lots of new terms for both educators and families to navigate. This glossary contains high-level explanations for many terms used in the Language curriculum, with the goal of supporting partnerships with school and home.

Curriculum Connection

B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing
This document unpacks terminology found in strand B of the curriculum.
Grade(s): K 1 2 3 4
Topic(s): Applying MorphologyApplying OrthographyApplying PhonicsFluencyPhonemic AwarenessSyntax and Sentence StructureUnderstanding Reading DevelopmentWord-Level Reading and Spelling


  1. This resource depends on the parent being a proficient reader of English. Is there a way resources might be developed to support all parents whether they have the ability to read themselves or not?

    I greatly appreciate resources to support parent understanding of the curriculum and/or language teachers and student will be using in the classroom.

    1. This is a great tool for those who are just learning about structured literacy terms. It would also be great to have a quick video format available to share with parents as well.

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