Each child gets their own I Read, You Read folder. Within each folder there is a set of directions for the parent so they know how to use the passages with their child. The passages are also in the folder. Students then follow the simple steps below- reading their passage first (at their ability level) and then listening to the parent/adult read the higher level story. The parent and child can then discuss the story while the child writes responses to each question. The last step is for the student to go back and look for sight word(s) or underline their evidence from within the text.
I love that parents have a chance to see what their child is capable of reading-wise. They may realize certain types of words their child is struggling with or something they didn’t realize their child was really good at reading already!
These passages don’t require too much time from the parent, but just enough to not only be practicing reading, but also providing the child with some one-on-one attention which we know they all love!