FAST Assessment Family Portal
New Worlds Reading Initiative (K-5)
The New Worlds Reading Initiative provides free books to qualifying students in grades K-5. Additionally, they offer free resources for families who wish to support the literacy of their children at home. You can access the lessons, bookmarks, and videos at https://www.newworldsreading.com/fl/en/literacy-resources.html.
Florida Center for Reading Research
Here, parents, caregivers, and families can find resources to support their children’s reading. FCRR empowers you to use these resources to make evidence-informed decisions to improve reading for all learners.
Regional Educational Laboratory Program
We are pleased to provide these family activities with easy-to-follow instructions to help your child practice foundational reading skills. We invite you to view the short Family Videos for tips on how to use the activities to help your child grow as a reader. Using the Family Activities at home can help your child develop language, link sounds to letters, blend letters and word parts to read and write words, and read for understanding.
Just Take 20
Just Take 20 (JT20) is a Florida program designed just for families! JT20 shows parents how to support the their students in developing appropriate reading and writing skills in just 20 minutes a day by using the engaging activities designed for students in gardes K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. To help your child become a highly skilled reader and writer, click here.
Just Read, Families!
Looking for guidance on making the most when reading with your child? Just Read, Families! provides guidance on developmentally appropriate activities for children from birth through grade 3. Resources include tips for getting started, activities for children, and reading tips for parents. Click here to visit the Just Read, Families! website.
Jacksonville Public Library
Students can search the Jacksonville Public Library's online databases for free access to newspapers, articles, ebooks and more. DCPS students can use their student ID numbers as library account numbers.