Parent Resources

 

Parent Support for the CA State Standards​ ​
CA PTA CCSS Website ​ The California PTA continues to provide high-quality resources for parents and guardians to learn more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and what it means for their child. On its Web site, you will find a single page informational flyer for parents and guardians available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. The popular Parents’ Guide to Student Success, developed in collaboration with the California Department of Education, is also available in these languages.  PTA Roundtable Assessment Symbaloo
Parent/Guardian Overview Brochures from SCOE CA State Standards for ELA/Literacy to parents/guardians, providing insights into what students will learn. Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
GREAT KIDS! Use this simple tool to understand your child’s scores and learn how you can help at home.
CAASPP Student and Parent Resource Page California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress System
Achieve the Core - Parent and Community Resources Website Information and resources about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for students, parents, and guardians.
California Department of Education (CDE) - Parent Resources Page Information and resources about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for students, parents, and guardians.
Khan Academy ​A personalized learning resource for all ages
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more
Homework Help Desk With the CCSS, children are learning new concepts and strategies in the classroom. That means parents are learning them, too. The goal of the Homework Help Desk is to equip parents with the knowledge and support they need to help their children with homework assignments.

Listenwise
​Listenwise is an award-winning listening skills platform appropriate for middle school and high school aged children. They harness the power of listening to advance literacy and learning in all students. Their collection of podcasts and public radio keeps teaching connected to the real world and builds student listening skills at the same time.​ listenwise.com
​Literacy CentralReading is Fundamental's ​Literacy Central provides parents with resources for helping children to read, reading and literacy activities, and activity calendars.
Reading Rockets​Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
​AdLit.org​AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.
  

 

  
Community Reading Programs & Resources
Barnes and Noble Imagination's Celebration
OC Public Libraries Summer Reading Program
Scholastic Summer Reading Program
Summer Learning Resource Symbaloo

What Kids Are Reading​

OC Public Library Locations & Parent Resources

Fullerton Public Library

Huntington Beach Public Library

Mission Viejo Library

Newport Public Library

Orange Public Library

Placentia Library

Santa Ana Library

Yorba Linda Public Library

Please note that all CA residents with a valid identification can join the OC Public Libraries. City libraries in Orange County might have different requirements.

 

OC Public Libraries Summer Booklists K-12

K-2 Booklist
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​3-5 Booklist
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​6-8 Booklist
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​9-12 Booklist
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