We have heard from you that writing and comprehension tend to be more challenging concepts to teach.  Here are a couple of strategies that you might want to try:

  • Show your students that we write for a purpose! This is a good time of year to work with your student as they write out their Christmas list, write a Christmas card to their teacher, or write out a Christmas cookie recipe.
  • To improve comprehension in visual learners, have your student make some “mind movies”. Help your student do this by reading aloud and describing the pictures you’re seeing in your own imagination. Now ask them to describe what is in their “mind movie.”