Third Grade Reading Guarantee

The ability to read is the foundation of learning. Research shows that children who are not reading at a third-grade level by the end of grade 3 are likely to have trouble learning in all classroom subjects in higher grades.

Struggling readers greatly benefit from their families’ involvement and help at home. Continue reading for resources to help your child.

Family Resources

Parent Roadmap

Fact Sheet

Parent's Guide to Student Success

Working with your child at home

Literacy Bags are an online set of printable books that give parents an easy way to keep their children's reading skills sharp, with fun activities arranged around themes. Literacy Bags are offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education.

BookFLIX pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books. This engaging combination of read-aloud stories and read-along nonfiction builds phonemic awareness; develops phonics decoding skills; and strengthens vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension, all while introducing children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Many of the nonfiction titles cover STEM and social studies standards. Lexile scores are included.

The Early World of Learning offers students in grades K-3 narrated stories, interactive reading games, leveled reading practice, and an online encyclopedia. Early World of Learning's 'Welcome to Reading' section offers new readers stories, games, and activities to help them increase their skills. Two other areas on the site--Trek's Travels and Know It--help children develop vocabulary and comprehension.

World Book Kids is an encyclopedia for children 5-8. It lets kids explore the world through beautiful photographs, video, and articles written for beginning readers. In addition, World Book Kids includes fun online activities and even science experiments for parents and children to conduct together.