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Building Strong Relationships With Parents

Resources for building trust with parents and strengthening students' chances for academic success



Grades

PreK–K , 1–2 , 3–5 , 6–8 , 9–12

Building mutual trust with students' parents helps you build a strong foundation for learning. Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences? Print out this student-observation form to organize your thoughts on students' strengths and areas where they need to improve. Ask parents to fill out a record of their own observations.

Looking for resources for your students' families? Point them to our School Involvement guide, written for parents who want to be more active in their child's education. Discover more creative and effective ideas on how to stay connected to parents and motivate them to become more involved in the classroom in the articles below, and in our Teacher Advisors' parent communication strategies.

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130 FAQs and Practical Answers from Scholastic's Teacher Helpline

by Ruth Manna

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

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Not Available

Books | Professional Resources | Professional Book | Professional Book and CD
Starting at: $14.99

Essential Strategies for Word Study

by Jerry Zutell , Timothy V. Rasinski

Grades

1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Professional Resources | Professional Book
Starting at: $16.99

The Fluent Reader in Action: Grades 5 and Up

by Timothy V. Rasinski

Grades

3–5, 6–8, 9–12

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Not Available

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Starting at: $18.99

Improving Comprehension With Think-Aloud Strategies (2nd Edition)

by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Grades

3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Professional Resources | Professional Book | Professional Book and DVD
Starting at: $28.99

FLUENT READER (2nd Edition)

by Timothy V. Rasinski

Grades

1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Professional Resources | Professional Book | Professional Book and DVD
Starting at: $29.99

Easy Make & Learn Projects: The Human Body

by Patricia J. Wynne , Donald M. Silver

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Professional Resources | eBook
Starting at: $10.95
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