Prefixes

Prefixes

A morpheme is the smallest meaningful unit of a language. A strong grasp of morphemes — including prefixes, suffixes, and roots — helps children to decode unfamiliar words and understand the subtle nuances of their meaning.
A morpheme is the smallest meaningful unit of a language. A strong grasp of morphemes — including prefixes, suffixes, and roots — helps students decode unfamiliar words and understand the subtle nuances of their meaning.

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

Use familiar, real-world examples as your child begins to add and subtract fractions with like denominators. For example: “If you have 1/6 of a pizza and I give you 4/6 more, how much of the pizza do you have?”
Visuals can be an impactful way to introduce your students to adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators, and strengthen their abstract representation skills as well. For example: “If you have 1/6 of a pizza and I give you 4/6 more, how much of the pizza do you have?”

Referring to Text Features for Understanding

Referring to Text Features for Understanding

In addition to providing key information through illustrations, maps, and graphs, text features help us more easily navigate works and grasp information. Familiarize your child with text features including captions, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, and maps.
In addition to providing key information through illustrations, maps, and graphs, text features help us more easily navigate works and grasp information. Familiarize your students with text features including captions, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, and maps.

Elevating Writing Style

Elevating Writing Style

Ask students to infuse their work with various types of sentences — simple, compound, and complex — to improve flow, and encourage them to look for sentence pattern variation in the books they read. Where do they find it? How does this make the writing more engaging?
Ask students to infuse their work with various types of sentences — simple, compound, and complex — to improve flow, and encourage them to look for sentence pattern variation in the books they read. Where do they find it? How does this make the writing more engaging?
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