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Child needs to go through options on multiple choice answer sheet, 1 by 1
eg...n, d, l, k, t
n does it go with mea yes mean, does it go with able, nable, no STOP.
move onto next letter.....finally t will go for all four.
Secret here is that child MUST
four words, some children see it goes for the firs 2/3 and then assume, without checking. You can guarantee that answer sheet will give letters that only go fo 2/3.
If child unsure whether word is a proper word QUICKLY
write it out, seeing something visually is much easier then 'seeing' it in your head.
3] pound and or make?
Its a visual thing again, get your child to put the tip of their pencil over each letter in the word pound
pencil over letter p leaves ound
pencil over letter o leaves pund
pencil over letter u leaves pond.....found a word BUT
assume this IS the letter that moves over MUST
check that letter WILL
move over to or to make a word.
If child cannot 'see' the letter U moving over to OR.....then WRITE
it down...pencil in U next to O, between O and R and after R
Using the pencil provides the word OUR
If one of my students says they had to guess, and yet I cannot see any workings......they get the stock answer...'Why did you guess without trying to help youself, by making notes!!!!'
4] [world globe] [soil ground] = earth
This is a biggie vocab type....sometimes the child does not know one of the words in the brackets eg [ trickle globule]... I explain that both words in the bracket have a simlar meaning, if you do not know the meaning of one word, then you probably know the meaning of the other...in this instance, many do not know globule, but do know trickle, therefore globule is like a trickle.
Child looks at the words on the answer sheet and logically goes through each one.
eg Planet yes it goes with first pair, does it go with second pair= no ...move on.
mud does it go with world and globe = no....NOT
going to bother with second pair [wastes time]
earth does it go with 1st pair = yes, does it go with 2nd pair = yes
Common mistake...not ensuring the word goes for ALL