Literacy Resources

Helpful Tips and Support for Family Reading

Here you’ll find tips and strategies to support your child, develop their skills, and nurture their love of reading.

Reading Guides

Book-specific guides contain helpful strategies and fun activities.


Bookmarks and fun activities to help kids strengthen literacy skills and build reading confidence.


Our videos offer tips for caregivers to engage with reading in a child-friendly way.


Use Child-Friendly Vocabulary

Make Read Alouds Fun (Grades K-2)

Create Reading Routines (Grades 3-5)

Interactive Reading Guides

Decoding Manipulative Letters

Decoding Multisyllabic Words

First Reading

Dialogic Reading using CROWD

How to Ask Open-Ended Questions

Understanding your child's routine assessments

4 Tips for using the Interactive Reading Guide

Why Letter Sounds Matter

Why you should read 20 minutes a day with your child

Four ways to help your child read fluently

How Writing Supports Reading

Ways to Build Your Child's Vocabulary

Resource Hub

The Resource Hub includes information about local, state, and national organizations and resources to help caregivers access literacy supports. These resources are provided for informational purposes only; this is not an endorsement or approval by the UF Lastinger Center for Learning or the New Worlds Reading Initiative.

New Worlds Reading Scholarship

Step Up For Students administers the New Worlds Reading Scholarship, which offers families access to education savings accounts, worth $500 each, to pay for tuition and fees related to part-time tutoring, summer and after-school literacy programs, laptops, tablets and more!