To Strengthen Recall, Explain It, Compare It, Draw It
Elementary school students have to do more than memorize. They have to be able to understand the material they are learning and recall it on demand.
You can apply some of the study skill techniques that teachers use to help your child process and retain information. Encourage your child to:
- Restate or explain the material. Putting concepts into their own words helps students think about them and remember.
- Compare and contrast one idea with another.
- Draw a picture or symbol of a concept and think about it when recalling the information.
- Write a list of the causes and effects of an issue or topic.
- Describe the relationship of one idea to another.
- Summarize the most critical points in written material.
- Write a question about the material and try to answer it.
- Explain why a topic is important to know about.
- Give an example of how the topic affects or relates to your child's life or society today.
- Predict how the knowledge or skill might come up or be useful in the future.
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