Literacy Campaign

HELI Indicators
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Family Literacy Resources

Reading Connections Newsletters
Attention Families and Staff: These resources provide practical and easy reading, writing, and language activities and tips to incorporate into daily life.

Click here to view the district Parents page containing the Resources for family and parenting goals, National PTA parent guides and district Literacy resources.

Holyoke Public Schools Libraries
Mission, Vision, Philosophy
Library Catalog - Destiny

Visit the Holyoke Public Library website and the Massachusetts Libraries website (which contains access to Magazines, Journals, the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Encyclopedia Brittannica). Click here to read the Holyoke Public Library's newsletter.

student reading

Reading is Power Mission Statement

Read180 Next Generation Family Portal
Click here to learn more about how Read180 works and what happens in the classroom.

Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative (HELI)

Curriculum - Unit Scope and Sequences

Early Childhood Learning Taskforce

HPS Library Catalog - Destiny

Reading Connections Newsletters

Suggested Reading

Web-based Classroom Resources

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)

student writing

Click here to view video of the
Holyoke Public Schools Literacy Initiatives.


Suggested Reading

Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

RIF provides advice, book lists, and tips for enhancing literacy skills through motivation, involvement, and excitement. Engaging interactive reading and writing activities are available for children.

Book Adventure

This site provides interactive learning activities for children and tips for parents. Children can create a customized book list based on their individual reading level and interests.


Reading Connections

Reading Connections Newsletters
Beginning Edition -
Primary Grade Parents
Intermediate Edition -
Upper Elementary and Middle School Parents

Reading Connection (Beginning Edition) is a monthly newsletter for parents of children in the primary grades. The newsletter provides parents with practical and easy reading, writing, and language activities to incorporate into daily life.  The tips and activities in the articles can be used to build children’s literacy skills and help children develop a love of reading.

Reading Connection (Intermediate Edition) is a monthly newsletter for parents of children in upper elementary and middle school. The newsletter is filled with ideas, motivation, and tips to help parents support their children's academic achievement. The articles offer easy tips and activities that parents can immediately use to build their children’s reading proficiency and communication skills.


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