Making Homework More Manageable
Students who are successful in school have parents who take time to work with them at home and support what they are learning in school. Giving parents suggestions on how to make homework time more organized and manageable is the goal of this session.Knowing How to Read a Textbook
Parents will discover how to use the learning tools that authors provide. Utilizing these strategies will help students understand and remember what they read.Comprehension/Fluency
Building background knowledge (schema) can be vital to getting children “hooked” on longer books. Different types of connections are discussed and the importance of fluency. Parents make a Narrative Retelling Booklet to use at home.
EOG: Help your child prepare
Preparing for the EOG is like gearing up for an athletic event. At home, parents can help students build stamina and de-stress on test days by following the workshop suggestions. An overview of the EOG is given which would lead nicely into “break-out” groups by topic or grade level. Parents use Smart Response Clickers to answer questions from released EOG selections.
North Carolina Read to Achieve
Parents are given vital information to help them understand North Carolina General Assembly’s Read to Achieve law. The goal of the State is to ensure that every student read at or above grade level by the end of third grade and continue to progress in reading proficiency so that he or she can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex text when needed.Reading 3-D
Read 3-D is an assessment sponsored by NC DPI, as part of a state-wide effort to ensure students are reading by the end of 3rd grade. It balances the assessment of foundational skills with Text, Reading and Comprehension (TRC) diagnostics, giving teachers quick indicators and a complete picture of a student’s reading development.