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Welcome to Covington Literacy!

books, apple, glasses

Meet the Staff:

Literacy Specialist:  Jean Russell
Reading Club: Deb Leiendecker
Reading Club: Lara Stuteville 

Interesting Web Resources

  • Hoosier Family of Readers, Indiana Dept. of Education

    3,000 digital books available for free through the Indiana Department of Education

    To Access:

    School Name: Hoosier Family of Readers, Indiana Department of Education

    User Name: read

    Password: read 

  • ABC Ya

    ABC Ya has free educational computer games and activities, organized by grade level, that provide an interactive way for children to learn literacy skills. 

  • Compass Learning

    Use your usual username and password. 

  • Tumble Books

    Tumble Books is an online collection of animated, "talking" picture books. 

  • Big Universe

    Use your usual username.  Use your usual password, but add a 1 to the end. 

  • Starfall

Reading Strategies

Try these reading strategies when reading with your child at home!

  1. What can I say besides, “Sound it out?”
    1. When you are listening to your child read, and they get stuck on a word, sounding it out does not always work.  Efficient readers do not sound words out letter by letter.  Instead, they take big words apart and read in CHUNKS.  For example, when working on the word remember, have your child find chunks they know, such as re-mem-ber, and then put them together.

      So, the next time you are reading with your child, instead of telling them to, “sound it out,” ask them to, “find parts or chunks they know.”  When theyhave figured the word out, have them reread that sentence to make sure it makes sense, and then keep going!

  2. Is My Child Really Reading?
    1. Sounding out and decoding words is only one piece of the reading puzzle.  In order for your child to really be reading, they must understand what is happening and must be thinking about the meaning of the story.  This is called reading comprehension.