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4 Mnemonic Devices for Elementary Students

4 Mnemonic Devices for Elementary Students

Using mnemonic devices is an excellent way to help elementary students learn and retain important information. If you’re not already familiar, these are memory devices that rely on language or numbers as a strategy to trick your brain into remembering facts. The mnemonic device that begins with “Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November...” for example, can help students remember which months have 30 days and which have 31. Types of mnemonic devices for elementary students include rhymes, acronyms, mini-stories, and associations. Looking to use mnemonic devices to enhance your student’s learning? Here are f ... Read More About 4 Mnemonic Devices for Elementary Students

3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

The development of research skills begins in late elementary school and will benefit your child throughout their education. While the projects will be on a smaller scale at this age, they’re still helpful to instill an understanding of academic research and to build a strong foundation for future projects. Additionally, research skills will benefit your child outside of the specific project, giving them skills that are transferable to other subjects and academic habits. Research skills for elementary school students include locating sources, evaluating gathered information, and recording key details.   Hoping to instill research sk ... Read More About 3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

How to Explain Plagiarism to Your Elementary Student

How to Explain Plagiarism to Your Elementary Student

Late elementary school is the time in which students first begin to write longer-length papers and execute more fact-based assignments. These types of academic assignments require students to learn how to identify and avoid plagiarism. Explaining this concept to younger students, however, can be challenging. When describing plagiarism to your elementary student, define the word, illustrate why it’s important to avoid it, and identify strategies for academic success. Keep reading to learn tactics to utilize when explaining plagiarism to your elementary student. Explain the definition of plagiarism to your elementary student The first st ... Read More About How to Explain Plagiarism to Your Elementary Student

Keep Calm and Study On—How to Avoid Homework Meltdowns This School Year

Keep Calm and Study On—How to Avoid Homework Meltdowns This School Year

It’s that time of year again—students are swapping their video games for textbooks and their  swimsuits for classroom attire. School is in session. While you can equip your child with back-to-school supplies like notebooks, pencils, and a backpack, it’s much harder to prepare for the looming threat of homework meltdowns. Last-minute study sessions and seemingly impossible homework problems can get the best of all of us—parents and students alike. At Varsity Tutors, we’re here to help make the school year more manageable. Our Live Learning Platform is accessible via mobile devices like smartphones and tablet ... Read More About Keep Calm and Study On—How to Avoid Homework Meltdowns This School Year

4 Tips to Prevent Summer Slide

4 Tips to Prevent Summer Slide

Summer slide is the tendency over the summer months for students to lose information and important gains made during the school year. Taking a break from the workload and routine of the academic year is crucial, but so is implementing a bit of structure—within the overall relaxation—to keep your child fresh, alert, and ready for the fall. Tips to prevent summer slide include reading activities, engaging field trips, and interactive games. Keep reading to learn about four strategies for preventing summer slide: Tip #1 to prevent summer slide: read Reading is a very beneficial way to prevent summer slide. It exercises many of your ... Read More About 4 Tips to Prevent Summer Slide

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