7 Reasons Why Elementary Activity Guides Give Advantages to Young Learners

Our Elementary Activity Guides give advantages to young learners. Here’s why.

7 Reasons Why Elementary Homeschoolers Love Literature Activity Guides. Give your young readers an advantage with hands-on learning.

7 Reasons Why Elementary Activity Guides Give Advantages to Young Learners

This special post is by the author of our 7Sisters’ Elementary Literature Activity Guides, Wayne Thorp. Wayne is a 7th “brother” because he’s married to our 7Sister, Allison, and is the author of our delightful, developmentally appropriate and FUN Elementary Literature Activity Guides.

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Here are Wayne Thorp’s 7 reasons why Elementary Activity Guides give advantages to young learners:

7Sisters’ Elementary Activity Guides are aptly named. They provide an interactive advantage for a book or story. No more “Here, read this and answer the questions.”

The advantages of include:

* specific vocabulary to provide a better insight to the selection

* suggested spelling list with a phonetic theme

* introduction and reinforcement of sight & high frequency words in a game-style context

* focus activity on one (or maybe two) specific reading strategies appropriate to the book

* review of the story elements for each fiction piece 

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* opportunities to delve more deeply in the subject matter — with a selection of options!

* and, yes, some comprehension questions  — but some which require the reader to THINK about what was just read (not just regurgitate facts)

Learning should not be a passive sport. The more actively engaged the learner, the more learning takes place.

According to Dale’s Cone of Experience (Dale, 1969) people generally remember just 10% of what they read, but up to 70% of what they say and write and 90% of what they do!

As parents educators we want our children to do far more than simply define or describe what they’ve read; we want them to retain and be able to analyze and create based on knowledge they’ve obtained through interaction with literature.

Using an activity guide provides motivation for a reader as well as stimulate a child’s imagination!

 

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7 Reasons Why Elementary Activity Guides Give Advantages to Young Learners

Vicki Tillman

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