Literacy

 

Foundational literacy skills instruction means an evidence-based method of teaching students to read that includes phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension that enables students to develop reading skills required to meet Tennessee's academic standards. 


Click the button below for more information on 3rd grade retention and 4th grade promotion.

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Literacy Resources


 Receive Free Books to Your Home

Decodable Books
Decodables

Available to all Tennessee K-2 families!

 
Imagination Library 

Imagination Library

All children birth to age 5 in Tennessee are eligible to receive a free book each month.



Resources for the Family 


Storyline Online
Storyline Online

Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

 

Starting With Sounds
Starting With Sounds (PBS)

In collaboration with Tennessee PBS, the state’s six PBS stations, the Tennessee Department of Education created “Starting with Sounds” to highlight the importance of early literacy and how families and students can practice reading.

 

ABCYa
ABCYa

ABCYa provides over 300 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Activities are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun.

 

Cultivating Early Literacy Apps

This website features three apps that you can use as a family to build literacy skills.

 
Disney Junior Videos
 Disney Junior Videos

Sesame Street School Readiness

Sesame Street School Readiness

These videos help prepare children for preschool with lessons on letters, sounding out words, rhyming and more!  


Looking for the HCS Foundational Literacy Skills Plan? Click here for more info.