10 Tips for Practicing Dictation with Kids

MARK KANCE

There’s a time-honored activity – some would call it a game – that lets parents quickly assess how well their children are mastering language arts skills such as reading, writing, speaking and listening. The rules are simple; just dictate a few sentences, and ask your child to write it down word-for-word.

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4 Key Tips to Help Your Child Prepare for Tests

MARK KANCE

In a perfect world, every day at school would be filled with interesting, hands-on learning experiences. But even the most progressive schools must determine whether or not their students have successfully mastered the academic material on the lesson plan. For better or for worse, that means that inevitably your student will have to endure classroom exams. Here are some tips to help your child prepare for tests, hopefully changing what can sometimes be a daunting experience for students to an anticipated opportunity to show what they’ve learned.

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How to Help Your High Schooler Set Goals

MARK KANCE

To your student, it might seem as if high school is going to last forever. But you know better. Setting goals provides teenagers with concrete landmarks to help them along their academic path. Having set goals to follow will give your student focus and help he or she build self-confidence.

Here’s a look at the kinds of goals your teenager should be setting and why they are important.

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