Drawing on extensive experience as classroom teachers and the directors of their highly regarded tutoring business, Abby and Brian address a range of common frustrations caused by homework. They answer the most pressing questions on every parent's mind: How much should I get involved, what does constructive help look like, and how can I help my child work independently?
Taking the Stress out of Homework breaks down for parents exactly when and how to offer homework support. Whether your child's stress point is executive functioningthe ability to plan or organizeor a subject-specific struggle in math, reading, writing, or standardized test-preparation, Abby and Brian use real-life stories to provide individualized, actionable advice.
At the center of Abby and Brian's philosophy is encouraging students to break free of the "let's get to the answer already so that we can be done with the assignment" mindset; they focus instead on a process-oriented approach that fosters engagement and self-sufficiency both in and out of school.
Filled with expert tips about how to build executive functioning and content skills, Abby and Brian share stress-reducing best practices so homework not only supports what kids are learning, but also helps build confidence and skills that last a lifetime.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Knowing When to Help with Homework and Building Executive Functioning 1
Part I Executive Function Strategies
Chapter 1 Time Management: Planning Ahead to Avoid Last-Minute Cramming and Tears 13
Chapter 2 Study Skills: Making the Most of Study Time 39
Chapter 3 Organization: Finding a Method to the Madness 61
Part II Content-Specific Strategies
Chapter 4 Math: Preventing Avoidable Errors, Managing the "I-Don't-Get-Its," Conquering Word Problem Woes, and More 79
Chapter 5 Reading: Transforming Reluctant Readers, Strategies for Reading Comprehension, and More 109
Chapter 6 Writing I: Helping Students Get Started: Preparing and Outlining 143
Chapter 7 Writing II: The Final Product: Composition and Revision 173
Chapter 8 Middle and High School Test Prep: The ISEE, SSAT, SAT, and ACT 189
Part III Hands-On Resources
Section 1 Student Resources for Organization and Planning 243
Section 2 Student and Parent Resources for Math 247
Section 3 Student Resources for Writing 249