ERIC Number: ED422711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Parent Advantage: Helping Children Become More Successful Learners at Home and School: Grades 1-9.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
This guide for parents of students with learning disabilities in Alberta (Canada) presents a variety of strategies parents can use to help their children in grades 1 through 9 become successful learners. Section 1 offers ideas for helping students get and stay organized such as using self-talk to create a positive attitude and organizing materials. Section 2 reviews the reading process. Among many suggestions for developing reading skills are using games to learn sight words, paired reading, and talking about books. Section 3 reviews writing suggestions. They include: using various techniques to get started writing, helping students develop proofreading and editing strategies, and using word processing. Section 4 regarding spelling, covers helping children find the correct spelling of a word, editing spelling in written work, and ways to learn new words. Section 5, regarding mathematics, offers suggestions on practicing number facts, getting math work done, problem solving, preparing for a math test, and using technology. Section 6 reviews the test process. Suggestions for preparing and taking tests include study tips, accommodations for test taking, test writing strategies, and utilizing test results. Section 7 is on projects and covers finding information, alternate ways to show learning, book reports, and technology. Seven appendices include useful forms and the correct order of strokes in letter formation. (Contains 25 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Mathematics, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Reading, Self Management, Spelling, Study Habits, Test Wiseness, Writing (Composition)
Alberta Department of Education, Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2 Canada; telephone: 403-422-6326; fax: 403-422-2039.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada