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Daily Mind Builders Social Studies
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History Doesn't Need to Be Dry!
If your children find history a bit dry and you are both looking for a short activity that employs historical events that will wake up sluggish brains, then try Daily Mind Builders Social Studies. Each day your child will read a short story from history, or in a very few cases a legend, and then be asked to use inferential reasoning to answer the question.
Two Daily Activities
Also Build Reading Comprehension
This type of comprehension is an essential skill for standardized reading tests that often determines a child's reading score. He will also be presented with a playful second activity that will build both vocabulary and logic skills.
Small Lessons with Big Results
In just five to ten minutes a day, your child will make great gains using broad, in-depth analysis of evidence to make decisions and communicate results clearly. Answers are included, along with a sample Thinking Map (and instructions on how to use it).
I did note one page with an evolutionary remark. At this grade level I am not alarmed by that, but would encourage you to discuss it with your student -- an easy task in this format!
In addition to waking up sleepy brains for the day's lessons, these short, fun daily social studies activity pages develop the most important reading comprehension skill found on all standardized reading tests. Synthesizing disparate information and using the result to produce a reasonable conclusion is an essential skill assessed on standardized reading tests. This comprehension skill usually determines a child's reading score–-and every
Daily Mind Builders
™ page develops this skill.
Each daily activity page includes two puzzles. The first puzzle is a short true mystery. Its solution requires careful reading and inferential reasoning. The second puzzle involves deductive thinking and the meanings of words or relationships between words. Try the samples and you'll be hooked!
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