|Retelling a story: After reading or listening to a story, the child retells the story by identifying the characters, setting, and sequence of events, leading to improved listening and reading comprehension. ||As the child listens or reads the story, have them complete a graphic organizer identifying the story elements. Following the story, have the child verbally retell the story. |
Older children may write summaries of the story
|Supporting Your Children's and Teens’ Home Learning: Retelling a Story Using a Graphic Organizer
|Reinforcement and rewards: Help increase students’ on-task behavior and motivation during distance learning.||Rewards can be: |
- social (e.g., playing a favorite game),
- activity-based (e.g., extra time on the computer),
- tangible (e.g., stickers), and intangible (e.g., positive comments).
|Self-regulation support: A common challenge for students with disabilities; help students to adopt habits such as organization and on-task behavior.|
- Create a well-organized physical learning environment.
- Reduce distractions and disruptions during learning time.
- Identify the behaviors that you want your child to engage in (e.g., work for 20 minutes at a time without interruptions).
Use rewards to motivate your child.
|Home–school communication: Communicate through e-mail, phone, or video conference to share progress and discuss concerns.||Parents and families are encouraged to contact their child’s teachers with questions and concerns about assignments and progress.||