Using Close Reading to Improve Your Kids’ Reading Comprehension Skills

Spread the love Close reading is a teaching strategy where content is read several times to find more profound meaning. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the content, beyond recall questions. Educators must carefully select content for close reading, looking for rich vocabulary, complex ideas, and thought-provoking messages. Close reading can be introduced in kindergarten and … Read more

Teaching Children to Use Context Cues While Reading

Spread the love When kids encounter an unfamiliar word in reading, they may utilize context cues, that is, info from pictures or sentences surrounding the unknown word. One of the most misunderstood topics in reading instruction involves how kids should be encouraged to rely on context cues in reading. This confusion stems from the popularity … Read more

Creating the Perfect Study Environment

Most parents aren’t going to be all that hands-on with the kind of living environment that their kid makes for themselves while they’re out at college. However, if they’re looking to study more effectively, then it’s important to realize just how crucial their surroundings are for that. Here are a few tips to help them … Read more

25 Powerful Tricks That Make Kids Grasp New Concepts Faster

Spread the love Are you looking for powerful tricks that make kids grasp new concepts faster? If so, keep reading. 1. Find a list of word endings, keywords, etc., that the learner will practice listening for when someone is speaking. 2. Provide oral questions and instructions that involve only one concept or step. As the … Read more

What Parents Need to Know About Procedural Safeguards

Spread the love Procedural safeguards define the ground rules for how you’ll work with the school if your child has an IEP or needs special education services. Here is a list of ten (10) significant procedural safeguards and what they mean for your child and you. Procedural Safeguards Notice You must be given a written … Read more

21 Mind-Blowing Tips To Increase Concentration Power In Kids

Spread the love Are you looking for tips to increase concentration power in kids? If so, keep reading. 1. Show ideas following the outline of (1) Who, (2) What, (3) Where, (4) On occasions where, (5) How, and (6) Why. 2. Let the learner record information from lectures and assemblies and make notes from these … Read more

Does Your Student Need Tutoring Outside the Classroom?

As parents, we all want the best for our children’s education. That’s why we often spend a fair amount of time selecting the right school based on everything from school table ratings to student testimonials. Yet, after these initial attempts to get schooling right, it’s surprising how many parents sit back and assume that their … Read more

Studying family life may offer insights into personalised learning

Personalised learning has been hailed as a way of helping all children reach similar levels of attainment. With much still to be learned about how teachers might individualise instruction, could studying family life provide some new insights? Writing in the Nature partner journal Science of Learning, researchers Sophie von Stumm and Jasmin Wertz recently suggested … Read more

Parenting During College Prep

Common sense isn’t a flower that grows in everyone’s garden. I’ll admit (willingly) that I like to offer my unsolicited advice to my children. Even though they are grown, I feel the need to continue to parent. As they did when they were younger, they smile, listen, and then do things their own way. It’s … Read more