Summer is upon us. Will your kids fall behind during the long, lazy days to come?
Parents can help kids keep up, catch up or get ahead with Parents Can Help TEEC It to the Top, a simple guide toward literacy success.
This new book is one in a series of four literacy books written by Nathan Karstulovich, an 11-year teaching veteran in Durham Region. TEEC: Topic, Explanation, Example, Conclusion is a simple, four-paragraph writing format that has been developed into a complete system of learning, writing and communication. Karstulovich adapted the TEEC method, originally to teach his Grade 6 students how to answer reading comprehension questions. He soon realized how valuable the system could be in all age groups and particularly for ESL students and those with learning disabilities, thanks to the system’s simplicity and clarity. TEEC is now a school-wide literacy success program in a number of Durham Region schools.
TEEC offers parents a teaching guide, templates and samples to help children practise reading and writing for comprehension based on their age and abilities. TEEC helps children write and verbalize clear, concise answers to questions by starting with four basic sentences. As students learn and develop, they can use the format in broader ways.
TEEC is an effective guide for ESL students and for children with learning disabilities because they can draw the elements of TEEC from the acronym they’ve committed to memory and apply them to any question or problem, learning through repetition.
Using TEEC in all subject areas keeps things simple and keeps kids focused. They have a foundation that gives them confidence and a system to approach any problem. Use your summer time wisely by connecting with your kids and helping them use TEEC for academic success.
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