The University of Iowa

Speaking and Listening Standards

Uses age/grade appropriate presentation, language and interpersonal skills to share and evaluate information.

Chore Chart

Use this chore chart template to fill out a weekly list of chores to be done, indicating which family member will do each chore and what day they will complete each chore. Discuss with the family as you go to practice English skills.

PDF iconChore Chart

Suffix Dictionary

A graphic organizer to record the meaning of suffixes in words by writing down the word ending, whether the word is an adjective or a noun, and the meaning of the suffix.

PDF iconSuffix Dictionary

Word Match Game

Players match nouns and adjectives to expand their vocabulary and practice other literacy skills including morpheme awareness, making connections to background knowledge, and social connections. Directions for how to play the game and templates to make your own cards are included.

PDF iconWord Match Game

Interactive Reading Guide Book Inserts

This guide can be put in every book at home or in the classroom library to help plan new vocabulary and questions you want to include when reading with children in order to facilitate dialogic reading.

PDF iconSet of Interactive Reading Guide Book Inserts

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Strong Girls Read Strong Books

By Renita Schmidt, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor (retired), University of Iowa College of Education
Amanda Haertling Thein, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Education

The authors explain how they go about selecting texts for their afterschool reading club that helps girls grow into strong women through reading books featuring strong female protagonists. They also highlight key practices they have found useful in reading and responding to those texts.

PDF iconStrong Girls Read Strong Books

Adult using dialogic reading with child

Dialogic Reading: Having a Conversation about Books

By:  
Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.

Posted on: January 3, 2017
When facilitated with various levels of questions, dialogic reading encourages an interactive dialogue about a text being read by an adult to children.