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How Can You Help Your Child(ren)PEEP Workshop 2010 Theresa Dismuke Presenter1Homework & Study TipsTurn off the TV setSet study time/hourSet family telephone rules during study hourDesignate certain area for studying/homeworkOrganize study and homework projectsWatch for signs of frustration when your child is completing homeworkShow your child how to write study notesTake notes as you read the chapterSkim materialStudy tables and chartsSummarize what you read in your own wordsMake your own flashcards for quick review of dates, formulas, spelling words, etcHelp your child feel confident for testsEncouraging wordsMake sure they have plenty of sleep/restRemind to read directionsSkip questions that they dont knowBring an extra pencilTake a deep breath, relax and dive in to the test

Study Skills For Middle School & BeyondHelp Your Child Get OrganizedProvide a place to studyHelp them develop a system to track important papersMake sure your child has & uses a planner to keep track of assignmentsEncourage your child to estimate how long each assignment will takeHelp your child break bigger projects into smaller onesCommunicate with your childs teacherStudy Skills for Middle School & BeyondHomework helpWhat information do you need to do this assignment?Where are you going to look for it?Where do you think you should begin?What do you need to do next?Can you describe how you're going to solve this problem?How did you solve this problem?What did you try that didn't work?Why does this answer seem right to you?Tell me more about this part?

Study Skills for Middle School & BeyondStudying for testsTurn off TV, cell phone, iPod, etcPractice math concepts/skills as a reviewThink of potential essay questions & outline themHigh-light notes, use Post-Its, study cards, & mapping & diagramming conceptsHelp your child find the best time for them to be productiveMemorize key information/termsHelp your child make the most of their time (waiting room, on the way to practice/home, or traffic jam)Make sure your child knows the basic & look for other resourcesStudy Skills for Middle School & BeyondDe-StressingGood study skills can help reduce anxiety, and so can relaxation exercises and regular physical activity. If your child seems unusually anxious about tests, talk to him/her about it. If the work seems too difficult for your child or the workload too great, contact the school.Have a conversation with the teacher. Maybe the child doesn't need to be doing 100 problems to practice a concept. Maybe 10 is just fine.

Test Taking Tips For ParentsMake sure that your child does all their homework and reading assignmentsEncourage your child to space out their studying and homework assignments so that they won't be forced to cram on the night before the test. If you are anxious about your child's test it's ok, but try to keep cool around your child, you don't want them to get anxious about their tests too. Encourage your child to do well but don't pressure him/her. Keep a positive attitude about tests. Provide a quiet, well lighted area with little distractions to help your child study efficiently. Mark down test days on your calendar so you and your child are both aware of testing dates. Make sure that your child gets enough sleep on the night before the test.

Test Taking Tips For ParentsEnsure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that may make him/her groggy and avoid high sugar foods that may make him/her hyper. Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she will be on time to school. Let your child relax for a few hours before bedtime, it can be stressful for a child to study all night. Talking about the test with your child can relieve stress about test taking. If your child is struggling on their tests, talk to them about it and meet with their teacher to find out the best way to help your child. Praise/reward your child when they do well on a test or for their hard work preparing for a test. Encourage them to do better if they don't do well. Review the test with your child after they have taken it and go over any mistakes they have made and make sure that they understand what they did wrong and how they can improve for the next test.