Every afternoon I help my nine year old 4th grade granddaughter study for her weekly tests. I realized that study habits have changed quite a bit since I was in 4th grade. She is required to study and learn ten compound words a week as well as use the words she misspelled on the pre-test in a short story. The short story part [for me] is easy. However, helping her comprehend and retain the correct spelling and definitions was the challenge. I would make up games to help her remember the words, set them to music, even use funny voices; you name it I tried it. But time after time she would forget the patterns and misspell a word or two. During my career at the university I researched websites for incoming freshmen orientation packets. The orientation packets included educational resource website information that focused on study tips, developing good study habits, etc. Some had additional links suitable for younger children from K-5. Here are three websites I found to be extremely helpful for all ages.
TLSBooks.com This site features thousands of free printable worksheets and well as coloring pages, teacher resources, puzzles, and reading tips. You can browse the navigation on the left and at the bottom of each page to locate the educational materials that meet your needs. Parents remember this site is also used by educators and has lesson plan sheets with answers for many of their worksheets.
Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence is an in-depth resource internet library. It is a teaching and learning resource developed by the federal government to help students learn and study a wide variety of subjects. Middle and high school students as well as college students will find this site an instructive resource with research and study subjects using their well organized system. For instance, if you need to study a specific writer, country or historical event enter the information and more than a dozen sites featuring that particular person or subject will appear. For educators it provides lesson plans to help student learn and study the individual and/or subject. This all inclusive site is free with no online subscription.
How To Study is another site that will help parents, educators and student learn the technique of good study habits in every subject. From taking test, to note taking this site helps students of all ages (K-College level) develop practical study skills. There is also a section for parents homeschooling their children, learning and studying foreign language, self esteem, helping students with learning disabilities and much more.
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