Help your Child in Elementary School Develop his Language Skills
(Ages 6 to 12)
Help your Child Improve his Language Skills During the Elementary School Years
1. Children develop many language skills from conversations at school and at home. The way you respond to your child encourages, or discourages, her from communicating with you. Take some time each day to listen to your child talk about her interests and opinions. We have several worksheets to improve your kids vocabulary. This will improve his communication skills dramatically
2. Read to your child. Even sixth graders love to be read to. Also, encourage independent reading with frequent visits to the library and bookstore. One of the best online reading resourses I know is Reading A-Z. Reading A-Z is where I go myself to download books for my daughter and for my students
3. Travel, museums, hobbies and any new experience that broadens your child's awareness of the world beyond her home will enhance her language development.
Grammar Worksheets Elementary School
This section features grammar worksheets for parents to download and print for their kids. You can use them for teaching, reinforcement, and review. The worksheets are about:
Improve the vocabulary of your elementary school child
Why Work on the Vocabulary of your Elementary School Kids?
Vocabulary is a very important aspect of reading comprehension and strong language skills. Reading comprehension depends upon the meaning readers give words. The more vocabulary words your children know, the better they are able to comprehend. A large vocabulary opens your children up to a wider range of reading materials. A rich vocabulary also improves your kids´ ability to communicate through speaking, listening, and writing.
Researchers have stated that vocabulary deficiencies are a primary cause of academic failure in at school. Further, they found as well that students who were given direct instruction in word meanings were better able to discern the meanings of untaught words than control subjects.
There are many ways to improve the vocabulary of your children such as
*identifying synonyms and antonyms,
*providing examples and nonexamples,
*relating words to one’s own life.
All of these strategies have yielded growth in students’ vocabulary. That is why I am preparing several worksheets to exercise many aspects of vocabulary instruction.
Sometimes it can be very hard to tell whether a statement is a fact or an opinion. One good way to learn the difference between fact and opinion is to study some examples. In the following worksheets you can practise this aspect of reading comprehension. Can you tell which is which?