Common core standards are implemented in all classrooms throughout Florida. They are preparing Anthony students for the future by helping them build better foundations in core subjects. Here are some resources that parents can practice at home:
1. You can encourage your child to read as much nonfiction as fiction.
· Supply more non-fiction texts
· Read non-fiction books aloud or with your child
· Have fun with non-fiction in front of your child
2. You can help your child learn about the world through reading.
· Supply series of texts on topics that interest your child
· Find books that explain how things work and why
· Discuss non-fiction texts and their ideas
3. You can help your child read more challenging material.
· Know what is grade-level appropriate
· Provide challenging texts as well as books they can read easily
· Show that challenging books are worth reading
4. You can talk to your child about reading.
· Talk about books
· Read aloud or read the same book as your child and discuss
· Discuss predictions
5. You can help build your child confidence in writing.
· Encourage writing at home
· Write “books” together using evidence and detail
· Review samples of exemplar student writing
6. You can help your child build more vocabulary words.
· Read often and constantly with young children
· Read multiple books on the same topic
· Talk to your children, read to them, listen to them, sing with them, make up silly rhymes and word games
7. Additional resources:
· www.internet4classrooms.com (interactive games and activities for all core subjects)
· www.fcrr.org/curriculum/SCA_CCSS_index.shtm (ideas and hands-on activities in core subjects listed by standards)