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What Can Parents Do to Help Their Child Prepare for Common Core Learning?

January 09, 2014

  • Read a combination of fiction and non-fiction aloud or with your child.  Look for subjects that interest your child - from sports heroes to dinosaurs.  Select more difficult passages over time.
  • Read more informational texts including newspapers, magazines, technical manuals, science and social studies articles and books.
  • Talk with your child and have him or her explain things.
  • Encourage writing at home.
  • Help your children know/memorize basic math facts.
  • Discuss and "do" real life math with your children.
  • Look for "word problems" in real life.
  • Encourage a good work ethic.
  • Let your children see you read and "do" math.
  • Discuss with your children their performance in school and what they are learning.
  • Talk about tests with your child and be positive and encouraging.
  • Talk with your child's teacher(s) about his or her performance in school.
  • Talk with your children about the importance of graduating from high school ready for college and career success.


New York State PTA. http://nyspta.org/pdf/Advocacy/NYSPTA_NYSUT_Common_Core_Brochure_8.13.pdf.



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