Teach your Child to Read and Write
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Teach your Child to Read and Write

At-home activities to help your child learn important literacy skills.
4.8 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
834 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Help your child learn to read and write.
  • Know what your child is expected to learn at school.
  • Use research based instruction to help children build early literacy skills
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  • Be excited about working with your child!
  • Be willing to engage with your child's teacher at school.

Help your child develop strong reading and writing skills. Teach Your Child to Read and Write includes over 20 video lessons covering all aspects of early literacy. You will learn:

  • What your child is expected to learn at school.
  • How these skills and concepts will impact your child's future academic success.
  • Simple and fun ways to support your child's learning at home.

Help your child become a great reader and writer.

Many parents think teaching the alphabet, reading bedtime stories and providing their child with opportunities to read is enough to ensure their child becomes a great reader and writer. There is so much more you need to do! After taking this class, you will know how to help your young child build a foundation for success.

Helping your children at home is critical. More than 40 years of research has proven that the most accurate predictor of a child's achievement in school is not income, the quality of the school they attend, social status or even teacher quality. It is how much family's support learning at home, set realistic and high expectations, and become involved at school and in the community.

After taking this class you will be able to help your child:

  • Build a strong foundation of literacy skills.
  • Begin to learn the writing process.
  • Develop a love or reading.

Your instructor for this class is National Board Certified Teacher and Bluegrass Learning Senior Education Specialist Bobbie Noall. Bobbie has more than 15 years of classroom teaching experience and currently works full-time as a district response to intervention teacher for a public school district, specializing in literacy support for struggling students.

The class is presented using parent friendly language, without difficult technical terms. It is designed for busy parents and is also beneficial for anyone who spends time with early elementary school age children. Childcare workers and teachers who may want a refresher on effective literacy instruction would also benefit from the lessons.

Who is the target audience?
  • All parents of early elementary school students in grades k-2
  • Parents of elementary students who are struggling to read or write in 3rd-5th grades
  • Teachers and para-professionals who need a review of effective literacy strategies.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 03:09

Meet your instructor and learn why helping your child at home is so important.

Preview 03:09
Working with Sounds
3 Lectures 12:51

Learn why your child needs to work on sounds, or phonemic awareness.

Introduction to Sounds

Help your child recognize the sounds that we use in the English Language.

Preview 03:51

Help your child change the sounds in words to create new words.

Manipulating Sounds

Sounds quiz
3 questions
4 Lectures 18:11

Learn why matching sounds to written letters and spelling patterns is so important.

Introduction to Phonics

Teach your child that spoken sounds can be represented by written letters and spelling patterns.

The Alphabetic Principal

Show your child how letters work together to create words.

Phonics Patterns

Help your child learn how two or more letters can be combined to make up word parts. Help her learn frequently occurring words so she reads more fluently.

Sight Words and Digraphs

Phonics Quiz
3 questions
2 Lectures 07:26

Learn why fluency is so much more than reading quickly!

Introduction to Fluency

Help your child learn to read quickly, accurately and with a pleasing voice.

Reading Quickly, Accurately and with Voice

3 questions
2 Lectures 07:19

Help your child learn the most important part of reading, understanding what she reads!

Preview 01:43

Teach your child these five strategies so she understands what she reads.

Comprehension Strategies

Understanding what is read
3 questions
Text types
3 Lectures 12:40

Learn about the different types of text your child will encounter at school.

Introduction to Text Types

Get your child to enjoy reading something other than stories!

Informational Text

Teach your child how to get the most from poems and stories.

Preview 05:57

Types of Text
4 questions
6 Lectures 24:34

Learn why writing well may be the most important skill you can teach your child.

Preview 02:17

Teach your child the basics of writing, including punctuation and grammar.

Foundations of Writing

Help your child learn a process that will help her become a fantastic writer.

The Writing Process

Learn why your child must write differently based on the type of text she has read.

Introduction to Writing in Response to Reading

Show your child how to write responses to non-fiction texts.

Writing in response to Reading: Informational text

Teach your child how to write in response to poems, stories and nursery rhymes.

Writing in Response to Reading: Literary Text

5 questions
About the Instructor
Bluegrass Learning Services
4.9 Average rating
16 Reviews
1,599 Students
3 Courses
Certified and experienced teachers helping parents and students enjoy success.

Bluegrass Learning Services has a mission to provide affordable online courses, private tutoring and test prep classes for lifelong learners of all ages. We are located in Bowling Green, KY. and are staffed by a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers and school administrators.

Our employees have extensive direct teaching experience in the classroom and hold advanced teaching certifications. Many have been recognized for excellence in teaching by local, state and national organizations. They have the knowledge, training and experience to create customized learning solutions for every student.

We currently employ seven teachers who combine for over 120 years of classroom teaching experience in PreK-12 public schools, colleges and universities.