Published at Wednesday, 18 November 2020. Worksheets. By Chantalle Michel.
Remember to select worksheets that are the right level difficulty for your child. Get something too hard, and your child will become discouraged. Make it too easy, and they will not learn much. Home-school worksheets are far more than busy work. They are an important part of making sure that the concepts you teach in your home school stick with your child. Just make sure you have a good source for providing the worksheets, and that they are the right ones for your kid or kids.
Let your child read and memorise the lists. Turn it into a game if you want. For example, you can ask your child, "In which tense examples list can I find this sentence?" Evaluate your child has progress by giving activity sheets. Worksheets are easily available online for different tenses as per the learning level of your child. Children love to listen to songs. You can use songs to teach different types of tenses to your child. It will be easier to explain the difference between Present Continuous Tense and Past Simple Tense through a fun song.
For unfamiliar words, I would turn to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary online, to the Oxford Dictionary online, or to a general "word-of-the-day" e-mail list for which one can sign up to get daily messages with new vocabulary. Not even a native speaker will likely know all of the words that one receives in the e-mails of words each day. Students should pay close attention to the etymologies of words. An etymology is an explanation of where a word came from and possibly how it changed in both form and sound over a long period of time. The study of the origins of words makes a challenging language like English all the more fun because it links the language to historical origins and to various cultures.
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