• Dear Families,

    One of the most important predictors of a child’s academic and future success is the ability to read by the end of third grade. Everything that happens in your child’s life in the early years has a lasting impact on their future potential. Families are essential in setting high expectations for learning and encouraging their child’s academic achievement, growth, and success! Your active participation and partnership with your child’s teacher and school, along with reading support at home, is critical to their success in meeting the assessment standards established in Alabama.

    This Read-at-Home plan includes activities to help your child practice the Foundational Components of Beginning Reading: 

    • Phonological Awareness
    • Phonics
    • Fluency
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
    • Writing
    • Oral Language


    In an effort to improve reading outcomes for students across Alabama, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Literacy Act. This legislation extends comprehensive information and other guidance for educators to focus concentrated and systematic efforts to improve the reading skills of all public school students in early literacy so that every student is reading at or above grade level by the end of the third grade.

    Alabama Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: Recommendations to Governor Kay Ivey link

    Alabama Literacy Act Flow Chart

    National PTA, in partnership with the National Education Association, is pleased to offer newly updated Family Guides. These guides can help parents and caretakers find valuable tips for helping their child succeed in key learning areas. PTA leaders, teachers, parents and families should use these guides to engage families in education throughout a child’s academic career.