• Helpful Homework Tips
    • Find a quiet place to complete homework, away from distractions.
    • Set a specific time to complete homework everyday.notebooke
    • Make sure all materials are easy to find (pencils, paper, dictionary, notebooks, etc).
    • Allow study breaks, if needed.
    • Keep your agenda close by to stay organized and check off completed assignments.
    • Reward yourself for finishing all assigned work!
     
    Helpful Reading Tips
    • Activate prior knowledge: Think of everything you know about a topic before you read about it.
    • Think aloud as your read: Talk to yourself out loud as you read, noticing details or asking questions.
    • Making inferences: Try to figure out what the author is telling you using clues from the text.
    • Using context clues: Use the information within the text to determine the overall meaning.
    • Summarizing: Provide a brief description of the book.
    • Identifying main idea vs. details: Determine what the story is MOSTLY ABOUT vs. facts.
    • Questioning before, during, and after reading: Ask and answer questions before, during, and after reading.
    • Predicting: Guess what the story will be about or what event will happen next.
    • Sequencing: Put the story's events in order.