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Make Your Own Fun, Interactive, Study Guide
How many nights have you sit with your child and finally their vocabulary words and definitions with them? How long do you sit there and ask them to repeat the definition of questions about each word? There’s no reason you should have an interactive learning with your child for long periods of time. Everyone wants their children to do well in school, but with so many activities and large families, mothers need to be cut in order to take care of everyone. I spend too much time learning with my kids, and my duty is ignored. I want my child to do well in school and could not tell him “no” when he asked me to help him learn. Because I spend so much of my time studying, I came up with a great way for my child to learn on their own. This study guide is very easy to make, that before long your child will make it without your guide.
Preparation Study Guide
You will need the following items in order to develop these guidelines, the study of interactive and fun:
1. Vocabulary words and definitions that are sent home by teachers
2. A scanner / copier
4. Ziploc bags
Steps To Making Study Guide
1. Make copies of your child’s vocabulary and definitions.
2. Save a copy of the original to the side.
3. Cut the vocabulary words and definitions in the strip. For example: You should have a strip that looks like: Volcano – an opening in the earth’s crust where lava.
4. Once you have all your vocabulary / definition of strips cut, you will need to cut the vocabulary words from the strip so you have stacks and stack of vocabulary definitions. You may need to be creative in cutting this strip apart depending on the format of the book the original study. For example, if a definition is two lines long, then make sure you cut all the strips vocabulary as a single line so your child can not see that the words of a larger vocabulary fits the definition that takes two rows. It is easiest to cut the strips apart if you can cut each strip of the same size. Your child may try to “section of this guide it back together” like a puzzle if it is proved that a certain word in accordance with that definition because of the size of the strip.
Learning With Your New Guide
1. Have your child mix the pile strip definitions and put them all on the right side of the table in a vertical row.
2. Have your child mix the pile of vocabulary words and then put them all on the right side, separated from the strip definition.
3. Your child is now ready to match words to definitions. When he / she thinks they answer correctly, you can check their answers with the original study guides. Soon, they will be able to check their answers without your help.
Children learn in different ways, some do best by listening, while others do better by seeing or reading their material. In order to meet both learning styles, be sure to go to the vocabulary words with your child when they feel that they have mastered over the study guide activities.
Review Your Interactive Guide With Your Kids
Once your child feels they have mastered their words and definitions, review this guide with them.
1. Give your child vocabulary when you take a pile of pile strip definition.
2. Read each strip definition and have your child choose the correct vocabulary of his / her pile of words.
3. Swap the stack with your child, and test them again by reading the definition and ask them to choose the right vocabulary. You can choose to place the correct words to the side and just work on that do not fit anymore or working with all the words until you feel your child is ready to test them.
You will be amazed at how well this works and how much time this will save you! Your child will love this activity and must learn their words quickly. After they finished studying, they can continue this activity in the Ziploc bag so they do not lose any of their strips before studying again.
I stay at home mom with two boys. I teach fifth grade, looking forward to going to work everyday and love the interaction with students and parents. After my first child, I decided the best for my family if I should stay home and not return to teaching until my son got older. Well, here I am, a mother of two and still at home, not in the classroom. I’ll let you in on a little secret …. I do not intend to return to class. I enjoy staying at home with my children and knowing that I could be there when they need me without making me angry boss takes a holiday.
It is no secret that some of the least-attended churches are Bible studies. Many people think of them as boring, and some even think they do not need. The church today offer so many activities that can be difficult to maintain, and study the Bible often gets set aside to support the program more entertaining or amusing. The problem is, people keep busy but no change.
The Bible has the power to change lives. Unfortunately, you can not just rub the Bible in your head and expect that your life will be changed by physical contact only with the Bible. Studying the Bible involves the actual study, which means reading, seeing things, and think through concepts.
Biblical illiteracy is very high not only in our society, but even in the churches who reportedly believe in the Bible. For that reason, people who want to study the Bible should be very careful that they do not take a course in which the “blind leading the blind” (the expression of the Bible, by the way). Some churches allow people with little knowledge of the Scriptures to teach the Bible, if any teaching done at all.
So how the Bible can change your life? The Bible says that he has the power to change the way we think and the way we think determines not only the course of our lives but what happens to us along the way. For example, someone who values integrity above his bag would lead very different lives (and have different experiences) than people who value money over honesty. The Bible teaches that forgiveness and the ability to forgive those who have wronged us can change lives. Someone who forgive others lead very different lives from those who harbor resentment and bitterness nurses.
This may sound like a bunch of cliches, but studying the Bible can be very interesting. The Bible discusses issues such as rape, murder, incest, cruelty, war, crime, and punishment. It talks about a man wrongly incarcerated (Joseph), a teenage girl kidnapped into sexual slavery (Esther), and a man who was beheaded for criticizing a king (John Baptist). The Bible does not present the beautiful scenes and feel-good message. It can be sandy, just like life. But at that time can raise the spirit.
The best method for studying the Bible is not to pick up a Bible and tried to read it front to back. The Bible is rich, complex, and dense. It requires some knowledge of history and culture of the period. A great way to study the Bible is to start at the Bible study of some sort, whether offered through a church or organization or even online. The books of the Bible should really books about the Bible (and not a bunch of the author’s personal opinion). Expository Bible study books are those who take part or book of the Bible and analyzed line by line. These lines with line biblical research offers insight into the best teaching of the Bible.
As a university lecturer I am always amazed how few students actually know about the art of learning. The majority of students do not know how to learn and of course, as in my case, no one ever bothered to demonstrate the technique learn. I struggled through high school, not because I’ve taken very seriously, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it more if I know the finer points of learning like college study skills, learn time management, how to take better notes, improve memory , taking tests, and handle stress examination.
When I was in school I was one of the kids who have great difficulty in achieving academic results even average. I barely scraped through every year and my parents actually suggested by the principle to take me out of school to follow the trades such as plumbing or electricity. Although there is nothing wrong with the trade (they are certainly one way to get a very rich) I have set my mind to go to university and get a degree. I remain convinced by my teacher that I would never meet the required standards and recommended that I leave school early.
Finally I managed to struggle through high school and I will never know how I managed to be accepted by a university in the first place. I registered for the BSc. degree in construction management.
I’m really struggling, until, in the second year of my study, I overheard a conversation between the contract manager and managing director of the company that I work. CEO asked my boss, manager of the contract, how he was able to build the biggest building in the country, doing his job MBA, playing golf, singing in church choir and was dated so many girls. I will never forget the answer to the contract manager. He said, ‘Reggie, learning is like getting the girls, after you crack the system you can get any girl. ”
Well, I did not hear the girl but I definitely heard the study. The next day I went to him and asked about cracking the system when it comes to studying. We sat for several hours because he was showing me some tricks and techniques on how to learn. It has a dramatic and immediate effect. I went to get the best student award in the third and fourth year. I did very well in my MBA studies and received an international best paper award for my PhD paper. And that was after I suggested to leave school in Year 10.
This experience has taught me that there are no students on the planet who can not benefit from learning study techniques. So if you are a student, find the “speed study” secrets you will NEVER be taught in schools, which will cut your learning time and the benefit to you for the rest of your life.