Reflection: Parent Communication Putting It All Together: 25 Ways to Study - Section 4: Day 1: Creating A Study Plan


Just as students may not be aware of the best way to study, many parents aren't either.  In my experience, parents want to help, but not all of them know exactly how to help.  I create a group in my email of all of the emails of all my parents so that I can send them weekly updates about what is going on in my classroom.  This activity especially is one that is important to communicate.  Let students know well in advance that the test is coming.  Share with them the 25 Ways to Study that your classes developed.  And, let them know that the students created a study plan.  This way parents can help the students follow through with their plans at home.

It is also a great opportunity to share with parents about self assessment and self monitoring of skills as an important part of the study process.  Explain to them how important it is for students to identify their areas of focus in their learning and how they can use the gradebook or resources in their binders to help the students identify these areas.

Parents can be such a great asset.  However, they need instruction and suggestions on effective ways to help!  At the very least, by sending these emails, parents may engage in conversations with their students about their studying.

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Putting It All Together: 25 Ways to Study

Unit 5: Energy
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: The student will be able to create and carry out an effective plan for studying.

Big Idea: Students generate 25 ways to study and practice some of these strategies as they prepare for their summative assessment. Students analyze their own formative assessment data to identify their individual learning needs and create a lighbulb graphic organiz

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