Taking the Guesswork Out of School Success makes the whole school process simpler. For years, guessing what the teacher wanted on a test has been a key to good grades. If you guessed right, you got an A. If you guessed wrong enough times, you didn't pass. Most of us don't want our children going through the same process. From the first day of school, you want your child to succeed and bring home good grades as a measure of their success. What can a parent to do help? You need to know what is expected of a child at each grade level. What are the standards being taught for the year? What will be on the tests? What will be graded? Once the guesswork is eliminated, there are numerous ways to help. You'll want suggestions and guidance to assist in your child's learning. Basing your guidance on the standards being taught at school means there's a focus to learning not just a random possibility of hitting on something helpful. Direction from a parent may be the exact remedy a child needs to learn the last of the multiplication tables (third grade math standard) or understand orbiting of the planets (fifth grade science standard). A nightly review of multiplication or a weekend activity of stargazing may be what's needed to solidify newly learned material. A child who has material he's learned in school reinforced at home is both confident and competent. Now is the time to involve yourself with your child's learning. Taking the Guesswork Out of School Success will tell you how.
Joni Samples is currently superintendent of schools for the Glenn County Schools in Willows, California. She is a consummate educator who began as a teacher's aide and now finds herself a superintendent. She has taken her passion for education into the field of writing and shares her expertise through stories, humor, and suggestions for making learning easier and better for learners of any age.
1 Section I - The Whys 2 Why Help with Schoolwork? 3 Why Help with Schoolwork? 4 Whys and Hows of Using This Guide 5 Section II - The Whats 6 What Are Academic Standards for Kindergarten through Second Grade? 7 What about Standards for Grades 3, 4, and 5? 8 What Are Middle School Standard? 9 What about High School Standards? 10 What Assessments (Otherwise Known as Tests ) Will They Take? 11 Section III - The Hows 12 How to Help with the Standards for Listening and Speaking 13 How to Help with Reading 14 How to Help with Writing and Spelling 15 How to Help with Math 16 How to Help with Science 17 How to Help with Social Studies 18 How aout Visual and Performing Arts, Health, and PE? 19 Section IV - How to Put What Your Child Learns Into Success Mode 20 Homework 21 Weekends and Vacations 22 Putting Learning to Work through Projects 23 Learning through Problem Solving 24 Results 25 End of School and Beyond