Reading at Home

Raising a Reader
#1 Tip: Surround your child with reading and thinking everyday. 
#2 Tip: Use the environment around you. Read traffic signs, store signs, signs at the grocery store, etc.
#3 Tip: Visit the library and allow your child to select books and magazines about topics that interest him/her.
#4 Tip: Read aloud each day- Read from books, magazines, newspapers, blogs, etc. 
#5 Tip: When reading, use the Cue Cards listed below to ask questions about the reading.
Additional Resources for Families 
Lexile- Is a measurement of a student's reading comprehension level. 
The School City of Hobart uses Lexiles from kindergarten through middle school.
       Article:  Lexiles Made Easy 
Reading Levels Used at the Elementary Level: 
lexil chart
Reading Programs Used within the School City of Hobart
 Expert 21 Student Portal for Hobart Middle School students
 Many of the publishers of the textbooks used in Hobart are online. Link to Information about online texts - Great website for sight words, lessons, flashcards and games! Teach your kid to READ!
Turn OFF the TV and Get Involved - Free Resources
-Free Parent Resources from  The site contains many resources!
            For example, printable pages to go along with children's books, free reading tips for parents, and book
suggestions for all ages.
-Go to the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore to read and learn about the our local environment. Events for Kids
- Local libraries and book stores offer FREE events for families and adults.