Inferential questions canNOT be answered straight from the text. Tonight ask questions about a book that require your child to use hints and clues from the author to give an answer.
Ask your child to write down a verse to their favorite song. Challenge them to rewrite the song with synonyms for as many words as they can. Use a thesaurus to help find alternative words. You can use Merriam-Webster Dictionary on http://www.m-w.com as a great source, too.
Cut out 2 short stories with one headline for each from a newspaper. Separate the headlines from the stories. Read the stories out loud and ask your child to match the stories with the headlines.
Use dominoes as fractions. Have your child line up domino fractions in order from least to greatest. For example, 5/6, 1/6, 3/6 (count the dots on each half of the domino. Now line them up in order. Don’t have dominoes at home? That’s okay. You can make your own with graham crackers and frosting.
Write base words “hop, stop, pat, trip, and shop” on paper. Ask your child to add the suffix “ing” to the words. Remember to follow the rule: you must have double consonants before adding “ing”.
Focus again on nouns today. After you finish a reading a book, close the book and help your child recall as many nouns as you can in 1 minute. Then open book and look for more.
Have your child write down 4 (or more) random numbers. Tell them to use all 4 numbers to make the biggest number possible. Make sure they read and write the answer to you.