By Antje Maurer at November 06 2018 23:12:41
Realize that children who are having difficulty with math dread math worksheets, which is reason why they procrastinate and do their homework at the last minute or after several reminds. Generating Questions - Students need to be aware of their own background schema and how it relates to the current reading selection. Students determine what they already know about the topic, what they need to know, then what they learned. By developing their own questions, students increase their active processing of text which results in increased comprehension.
What are the three primary steps I need to take to reach this goal? At this point you simply synthesize all the points from the previous step into the three logical big steps that will get you to your destination. For instance, back to the fitness scenario, the steps might be to establish a better eating-out routine, to join a fitness club, and to work out three times a week. Which habits (daily, weekly, monthly) do I need to establish to reach my goal? Don't miss the power of this step! Every big goal requires new habits if we are to get there, a new routine in some small or great way, usually on the daily and weekly level. Our lives really are simply the sum total of our habits. We change our lives primarily by changing our habits.
What are the obstacles between me and my goal? If there were no barriers, you'd be there already! So, why aren't you? Perhaps you have to eat out a lot due to your job, and it's hard to eat healthy meals away from home. Maybe you were pushed into a sedentary lifestyle due to an injury. Likely, your schedule is such that it is very difficult to find time for exercise. Write down every obstacle you can think of, big or small. What is the primary constraint, the one barrier which if removed would immediately move me toward my goal? From all the barriers you identified in Step 3, pick the most significant one. This will help you prioritize how you go about reaching your goal.
Without being openly sympathetic, inform the child that you understand its frustration. Do not say, Ah, I also don't like math! It is, however, very positive to say, math was initially difficult for me, but I pressed on and got the hang of it. Answering Questions - Appropriate questioning techniques may significantly increase comprehension. Reading for comprehension worksheets that contain low level to high level questions based on Bloom's taxonomy help reinforce a deeper understanding of the reading selection.
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