Stevens Family Literacy Event

Committed to Student Achievement

A Letter from the Desk of Stevens Reading Department

Dear Families of students in Kindergarten and Grade 1,

Today your child will be bringing home a packet with hands-on activities designed to support early reading and writing skills. We have created informational videos to explain each resource (see the links below). We hope you will watch the videos and enjoy the activities with your child over the course of this school year. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. We look forward to building the home-school connection and thank you for helping to promote early literacy development at home!

Mrs. O’Brien and Mrs. Rutkowski

Reading Specialists

Informational Literacy Video Series

To hear an overview of this initiative click below

Introduction Video

To learn more about fine motor skills, click below

Fine motor skills

To learn more about appropriate pencil grip, click below

Gripping your pencil

To learn more about letter-sound correspondence, click below

Fundations letter, key word, and sound cards

To learn more about handwriting and letter formation, click below

Letter formation

To learn more about reading aloud and retelling stories, click below

Read aloud & retelling hand

To learn more about scooping for fluency, click below

Scooping words for fluency

To learn more about decodable texts on RAZ Kids, click below

Reading A to Z decodable texts

Letter keyword sound resource

Letter/Keyword/Sound Resource