•      reader                    All aspects of ELA (reading, writing, listening, speaking) are important life skills.  To help your child develop these skills focus on the following things in your daily life. 
     
    The NYS State ELA Exam will be in the spring
     
    Even though there are no specific things your children can study, doing some of the following things daily might help them feel more at ease with the test. 
     
    Read, Read, Read--choose books, magazines, newspapers, whatever your child likes and read together and discuss
     
    Write, Write, Write--let your child help you write lists, letters, cards, anything to get in the practice of writing to convey information
     
    Talk, Talk, Talk--discuss current events, interesting topics, strange and unusual words or ideas, cause an effect, traits and behaviors, the reasons behind events...
     
    Vocabulary- There are some words that are very common in ELA classes and on ELA assessments.  Use them and talk about them with your child. 
     
    Here are the words...
     
    Analyze

    Characters

    Compare

    Contrast

    Describe

    Details

    Events

    Evaluate

    Explain

    Fact

    Formulate

    Genre

    Idiom

    Infer

    Main idea

    Metaphor

    Opinion

    Personification

    Plot

    Predict

    Revise

    Setting

    Simile

    Stanza

    Subheading

    Summarize

    Support

    Theme
     
     
    monkey Check out the "Website Wonder" section for some great review activities!!
     
Last Modified on March 17, 2020