Supporting Your Students Unique Learning Needs & Other Resources
It is important to consider the unique learning need of child when working supporting your child with school work. This entails thinking about how to think about how your individual child responds to the design of materials, how they are presented, and how to show his/her thinking. Depending on the content and task, you might chunk activities into smaller parts, read or repeat directions, or provide options for responses (e.g. larger space to write, or oral responses/discussion to show what they know).
Information on the Common Core for Families: Parent guides provide information about the Common Core Standards in ELA, citing specific examples of what your child will learn and ways to support this learning at home.
Library eBook Accessibility Program (LEAP): Create a membership account to access digital books at home. Anyone with a print disability, who needs accessible eBooks, may qualify for free membership to LEAP.
DOE Learn at Home: This site provides suggested study schedules and instructional activities (examples below).
- Kindergartners can work with family members to collect rocks and record their differences based on color, texture, luster, size and mass.
- First graders can play coin games to help them learn the value of coins and begin to see fractional relationships. In addition, they can collect coupons to learn money management, and practice how subtraction and percentages work with money.
- Grade 5 students can choose any number that they wish to call ‘the number of the day.” Once this number has been chosen, students are encouraged to think up different ways to make the number of the day, using equations.
- Middle School students are invited to read and analyze a poem by Emily Dickinson.
- High School students can practice for the Global History and Geography Regents by working through ten day’s worth of activities.