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The Six DO’s for Families and Their Math Students 

  1. Be positive
  2. Link mathematics with daily life
  3. Make mathematics fun
  4. Learn about mathematics-related careers
  5. Have high expectations for your students
  6. Support homework—don’t do it!

NCTM President J. Michael Shaughnessy

Five Essential Components Of Reading
Reading with children and helping them practice specific reading components can dramaticallyimprove their ability to read.

Recognizing and using individual sounds to create words. Children need to be taught to hear sounds in words and that words are made up of the smallest parts of sound.

Understanding the relationships between written letters and spoken sounds. Children need to be taught the sounds individual printed letters and groups of letters make. Knowing the relationships between letters and sounds helps children to recognize familiar words and “decode” new words

Developing the ability to read a text accurately and quickly. Children must learn to read words rapidly and accurately in order to understand what is read. 

Learning the meaning and pronunciation of words. Children need to actively build and expand their knowledge of written and spoken words, what they mean and how they are used.

Acquiring strategies to understand, remember and communicate what is read. Children need to be taught comprehension strategies, or the steps good readers use to make sure they understand text. Students who are in control of their own reading comprehension become purposeful, active readers.

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