How Families Can Help mother reading to child

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You are an important part of your child’s education. Working together with your child’s teacher will help build a positive and successful experience. Communicate frequently about your child's progress and ways to help your child at home.

Ask the teacher questions like:

• How is my child progressing in learning to read and write?

• What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses?

• What can I do at home to make sure that my child is successful?

Grade Level Resources 


First Grade  

Second Grade  

Third Grade  

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade  

Sixth Grade  

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Homework Help

The web site was created by Stand for Children Arizona to assist parents with understanding Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards for Kindergarten - 8th Grade.

The site is unique because it breaks down content by grade and subject, explains concepts in plain language, gathers the most high quality resources from multiple sources that best speak to parents, and does not require users to supply any personal information to access content.

Help Your Child Choose a Book

Children become good readers one book at a time. But how do you help a child choose the right books? You don’t have to be an expert in reading levels to guide a child to books that entertain, enlighten, and challenge (without overwhelming). Use the link below for tips on helping your child choose a book.

Mesa Public Schools Online Library Resources


Arizona Department of Education Families Toolbox

Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards provide a clear picture of what students need to learn each year in order to graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and careers. This site is designed to support families as schools continue to transition to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.  


Parent Roadmaps

Grade-specific parent roadmaps that provide detailed information for parents about the expectations of the College and Career Ready Standards in English Language Arts.

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Building Readers

Building Readers 2020-2021 Book List

Reading Aloud



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