Descriptive Language

Descriptive Language

Introduce your child to descriptive language through focused word lists. Teach your child adjectives or synonyms for common colors, then challenge them to use these words to write a descriptive paragraph.
Mix up your regular vocabulary routine by infusing your focused word lists with descriptive words. Teach your students adjectives or synonyms for common colors, then challenge them to use these words to write a descriptive paragraph.

Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers and Connecting Fractions to Decimal Division

Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers and Connecting Fractions to Decimal Division

Introduce decimals and fractions with concrete materials, like base ten blocks. Use these models as a visual to teach your child how to divide fractions and decimals. Once your child understands the underlying concepts, they will be ready to use algorithms as a shortcut.
Introduce decimals and fractions with concrete materials, like base ten blocks. Use these models as a visual to teach students how to divide fractions and decimals. Once students understand the underlying concepts, they will be ready to use algorithms as a shortcut.

Reading to Comprehend

Reading to Comprehend

Move beyond fluency and basic comprehension by focusing on the deeper meaning of a text. Have your child read a sample text three times: First to establish the topic or main idea; next to highlight and clarify challenging vocabulary; and finally to analyze the author's opinion, point of view, and theme. What inferences can they make about the text?
Move beyond fluency and basic comprehension by focusing on the deeper meaning of a text. Have students read a sample text three times: First to establish the topic or main idea; next to highlight and clarify challenging vocabulary; and finally to analyze the author's opinion, point of view, and theme. What inferences can they make about the text?

Poetry: Personification, Similes, and Metaphors

Poetry: Personification, Similes, and Metaphors

The rhythms and rhymes children discovery in poetry can help nurture a lifelong love of language. Find and analyze the figurative language in the poems you read together. Then, have your child experiment with these devices in their own writing.
The rhythms and rhymes children discovery in poetry can help nurture a lifelong love of language. Find and analyze the figurative language in the poems you read as a class. Then, have your students experiment with these devices in their own writing.
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