Parents: Are you eager to help support your child’s learning at home? Could you use a refresher on a few concepts yourself? Take heart! LearnZillion’s free video lessons for students in grades 2-12 are here for you. Here are just a few ways our high-quality lesson content can help you at home:
1. Create a consistent instructional environment for your child
Use teacher-assigned video lessons to help your child receive regular support and reinforcement from all the adults they know. Kids really benefit from consistent messaging and multiple exposures to new concepts (eg: multiplication).
2. Refresh your own understanding of difficult concepts
Refer to LearnZillion videos to help your child understand difficult concepts, such as dividing fractions, identifying equivalent ratios, or analyzing an author’s use of rhetoric. The two-to-five minute lesson videos break down tricky concepts step-by-step. If you decide to watch along with your child, pause or re-watch the video at key moments so that your child can develop his or her own solution before seeing the answer modeled.
3. Get a deeper understanding of your child’s curriculum
Get a window into the concepts your child is tackling in the classroom. LearnZillion video lessons provide transparency around the Common Core for teachers and parents alike. Lesson sets describe one teacher’s interpretation of an entire standard, and each lesson video gives an up-close view of a specific concept within a standard. (Tip: Have the Common Core Standards laid out for you by looking at the Common Core Navigator.)
4. Supplement as practice work
Is your child ahead of the school curriculum? Our videos help both struggling learners, and those who are ready for more, build their knowledge and understanding of new concepts. Our lesson sets allow you to see how a concept progresses in complexity within a standard, and by exploring lessons from other grade levels, you can provide your child with a rigorous and exciting learning environment at home.
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