some internet resources. Please keep in
mind that internet sites change and that before using them, it is best to check
them. It is most beneficial to work with
your student when online.
Make everyday activities academic
Reading and Writing
- Have students keep a journal or write about family traditions.
- Read-whatever they want
with you. Have students sound out
unfamiliar words and have them tell you about it in their own words. Ask who, what, where, why, when, and how questions, favorite characters,
parts etc. and have them explain why.
- Play games-have students
read the directions and explain to you what needs to
be done to play. They can even create
their own games and write directions.
- Work on increasing
vocabulary by using challenging words in everyday language. Ask open-ended
questions to encourage discussion instead of yes and no answers.
- Writing prompts: Think of things your student may want to
write about. Examples: A letter to the editor, a complaint to a toy
company about a toy, or a movie review.
- Read a newspaper together
and talk about current events.
- Create puppets and put on
- Go shopping-compare
prices, estimate how much you are spending, calculate the change you will receive,
and classify food items.
- Cook together-read the
recipe and measure the ingredients.
- Do laundry-read the
washing instructions and measure laundry detergent and fabric softener. You can also figure out the elapsed time it takes to complete the laundry.
- Go for a walk-count by 2’s,
5’s, 8’s, etc.
- Create graphs based on
family activities-bowling scores, allowance, T.V. time, etc.
- Practice math facts-use
flashcards and practice during commercials during television time or in the car
on the way to an outing.
- Take a trip to the library
- Organize an area of the
house. Ex. Alphabetize DVD’s, classify
toys, sort and label a drawer.
- Develop routines with
students-homework, chores, special days, etc.
- Problem solve problems
that come up in your home. Look at all
the outcomes and solutions, then choose the best one.
- Internet websites-check them
Help you students feel good about
- Help your child focus on
- Make sure that your child
feels valuable and capable. If they are
struggling with a skill, help them find someone that can.
- When you expect the best,
your child will rise to those expectations.
- Help your child take responsibility
for their choices.
- Teach your child how to
set up and achieve goals.
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