Saturday, March 7, 2015
Go fishing for reading fun
Kids who enjoy reading do more of it. Make reading fun for your young reader with this “fishing” game: Get some index cards. Write one vocabulary word on each card and attach a paper clip to it. Tie one end of a string to a small stick and the other end to a magnet. Let your child “fish” for words. Give him a point for every word he can read correctly. See if he can catch them all.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Organized, clear writing makes essays shine
Essay tests give your child a chance to demonstrate that she has mastered material and can present it clearly. Share these tips for essay test success with your child: 1. Make an outline before answering the question. 2. Write neatly. 3. Reread your work to correct spelling and grammar. 4. If time is running out, at least write down your outline or a brief answer. The teacher may give partial credit.