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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
This document begins by providing four tips parents and care takers can use to supporting childrens' reading skills at home: (1) Have conversations before, during, and after reading together; (2) Help children learn how to break sentences into words and words into syllables; (3) Help children sound out words smoothly; and (4) Model reading…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Young Children, Family Environment, Parent Role
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This document provides the following four tips for supporting reading skills for children ages K-3 at home: (1) Have conversations before, during, and after reading together; (2) Help children learn how to break sentences; (3) Help children sound out words smoothly; and (4) Model reading fluently by practicing reading out loud with your child.…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Young Children, Family Environment, Parent Role
Murphey, David; Madill, Rebecca; Guzman, Lina – Child Trends, 2017
Researchers reviewed existing research and conducted an original analysis of data from a large, nationally representative sample of Latino kindergartners with the aim of understanding what factors are associated with math achievement prior to and during the kindergarten year. This report begins by providing an overview of the research on the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables, Achievement Gains
Murphey, David; Madill, Rebecca; Guzman, Lina – Child Trends, 2017
Researchers reviewed existing research and conducted an original analysis of data from a large, nationally representative sample of Latino kindergartners with the aim of understanding what factors are associated with math achievement prior to and during the kindergarten year. This executive summary begins by providing an overview of the research…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables, Achievement Gains
Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
This guide was created as a resource to help families better understand "Measures of Academic Progress"® (MAP®), and their child's results. The guide provides answers to a variety of questions such as: "What is MAP?"; "What does MAP measure?"; "How do schools and teachers use MAP scores?"; "Can MAP tell…
Descriptors: Scores, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement
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Schrodt, Katie; Fain, Jeanne Gilliam; Hasty, Michelle – Reading Teacher, 2015
This article shares a monthly curricular model that can help teachers and families bridge the gap between home and school by using literature and response inspired from the cultures in the classroom. Integrating culturally responsive texts and family response journals into the classroom and the home can help children, their families, and peers…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Kindergarten, Family Literacy, Childrens Literature
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
Children have a natural interest in math, and the "Teaching Math to Young Children" practice guide (ED544376) aims to help teachers capitalize on that interest to make children's preschool and school experience more engaging and beneficial. In this practice guide summary, readers will find: (1) An overview of the guide's five…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Guides
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Hertzog, Nancy B. – Parenting for High Potential, 2014
What should parents of gifted young learners expect to see in the early grades? How can parents be supportive, yet advocate for their child's needs? After 25 years of working with parents of young children, the author offers some candid advice: Be kind, be gentle, and be relentless in the pursuit of challenge for the child. In this article the…
Descriptors: Gifted, School Readiness, Kindergarten, Parenting Skills
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
In the 21st century, a deep understanding of mathematics, and the ability to apply that understanding, is more important than it has ever been. In Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS), and across the country, mathematics instruction is changing to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need for success in college and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Counties, Public Schools
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Willis, Mariam – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Acceleration is one tool for providing high-ability students the opportunity to learn something new every day. Some people talk about acceleration as taking a student out of step. In actuality, what one is doing is putting a student in step with the right curriculum. Whole-grade acceleration, also called grade-skipping, usually happens between…
Descriptors: Identification, Acceleration (Education), Academically Gifted, Cognitive Ability
Howard, Eboni C. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011
As more states have become engaged in kindergarten assessment efforts, early childhood educators and assessment experts have recommended developing such efforts within a coordinated assessment system that provides data about children's progress over time, (pre-k through grade 12), and is designed to address both educational policy and practice…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
Crawford, Jane – Math Solutions, 2011
Do you want your children to be financially and mathematically savvy? This resource for grades preK-2 is a must-have for parents and teachers. It provides more than forty activity-rich lessons to help children be financially and mathematically savvy at a young age. The activities embrace the following questions: (1) What is money?; (2) Where do we…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Money Management, Mathematics Activities
Anderson, Nancy; Chapin, Suzanne; O'Connor, Cathy – Math Solutions, 2011
"Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action, Grades K-6" provides preservice and inservice instructors, coaches and facilitators with real, classroom-based video examples that illustrate the principles and practices covered in the authors' best-selling book, "Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn, Grade K-6,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Computation
Katch, Jane – University of Chicago Press, 2011
Over the past three decades, more than a quarter of a million children have become citizens of the United States through international adoption. Kindergarten teacher Jane Katch recently found herself with three such children in her class: Katya, born in Russia, Jasper, from Cambodia, and Caleb, from Romania. Each child had spent early years in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Adoption
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Nowmos, Christine M. – General Music Today, 2010
Informances, informal and informative presentations of student learning that emphasize the learning process, provide an alternative to traditional concerts or programs, which may take general music classroom time away from activities not geared toward a specific performance. Informances are an excellent means of communicating educational…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Activities, Educational Objectives
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