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Homework Help

The goal of this selection of resources is to help parents support their children with the important ongoing project of homework. Below are tools for helping with learning strategies, motivation, memory, reading comprehension, and mathematics.

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5 Simple Homework Strategies to Help Your Child

Just as your children have schedules and expectations each day at school, it is important to have them at home as well. These five tips will jump-start your homework routine and make the process easier for everyone.

Adapting Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Materials for the Inclusive Classroom

When instructional materials present a barrier to student learning, teachers often adapt the materials to allow students greater access to the information to be taught. These adaptations may involve changing the content of the materials (the nature or amount of information to be learned) or changing the format of the materials (the way information is presented to the learner).

Avoiding Homework Wars

Does your child have trouble finishing homework within a reasonable amount of time? Is homework a frequent family battle? Learn how to stay sane and help your child succeed.

Being an Efficient Homework Helper: Turning a Chore into a Challenge

This article will help your child succeed doing homework. Read tips that can help kids with learning disabilities, ADHD, and dyslexia work faster and with focus. Set up a place for your child to work and give them the supplies they need. Teach them strategies, get them organized, and encourage them to succeed.

Five Guidelines for Learning Spelling and Six Ways for Practicing Spelling

Here are some concrete techniques that children can use to study spelling. This article also shares guidelines teachers and students should keep in mind, because practice makes permanent.

Five Homework Strategies for Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

Many students with learning or reading disabilities find homework challenging. Here are five research-based strategies that teachers can use to help students.

Helping Children with Executive Functioning Problems Turn In Their Homework

How can you help the child who does his homework, but then forgets to turn it in? Learn to help children with executive functioning problems plan and organize by reading these strategies.

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Understand What They Read

This article presents a variety of memory strategies. As parents, we need to pay attention to our child's reaction to the strategies and help our child select and use strategies that are comfortable and most closely match his or her preferred learning style.

Helping Your Child to Better Handwriting

Improving the Quality of Student Notes

Much of classroom learning at the secondary and postsecondary levels depends on understanding and retaining information from lectures. In most cases, students are expected to take notes and to review them in preparation for testing of lecture material.

Independent Reading

Suggestions for fostering independent reading include: (a) Give children books that are not too difficult. (b) Help them find books they will enjoy. (c) Encourage them to try many kinds of material. Although independent reading cannot substitute for teaching decoding, it improves reading comprehension and the habit of reading.

Learning Strategies

Making It Stick: Memorable Strategies to Enhance Learning

We all use strategies throughout our day to remember the variety of facts and ideas we need to retain. It is valuable for teachers, therapists, and parents to understand the memory process in order to become better equipped to help our students understand and use strategies.

New Electronics: Turn Them On for Learning

Many computer products have built-in accessibility options such as text-to-speech, screen magnification options, or voice input controls. Learn what some of these optional features are and how to integrate them into instruction and studying.

Parents Partnering with Tutors

Work well with your tutor and get results. Learn good questions to ask. This short article will set your relationship on the right track.

Strategies That Work for Students Grade 9 to 12 with Dyslexia

Strategies to Facilitate Math Concepts and Homework

Dyxlexia expert Regina Richards offers some strategies that parents and teachers can use to offer students new and different ways to access math learning.

Study Skills - A Handout for Parents

Many capable children at all grade levels experience frustration and failure in school, not because they lack ability, but because they do not have adequate study skills. Good study habits are important for success in school, to foster feelings of competence, to develop positive attitudes, and to help children realize they can control how well they do in school and in life. Good study habits lay the groundwork for successful work habits as an adult.

Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Summer shouldn't mean taking a break from learning, especially reading. Studies show that most students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months, but children who continue to read will gain skills.

The Keys to Remembering What You Read

Taking good notes while reading can help students improve concentration and actively engage with what they are reading. This excerpt from Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework describes a number of effective note-taking methods.

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