The revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Reading and Writing emphasize building knowledge. Current research and best practice suggest that students comprehend texts best when they are able to activate schema, make meaning and recognize vocabulary. Exposing students to multiple texts and interdisciplinary content provides opportunities to build knowledge in meaningful ways.
Check out this guest webcast with John MacLeod, the Community Manager for Wonderopolis, who shares some ways teachers and families can utilize Wonderopolis, a free web program developed by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) that allows students to explore their wonders and build knowledge. The NCFL also offers free online resources and more to educators and families.
For more information on Family Literacy Resources, please visit the Family Literacy Resource Links webpage.