How to Encourage Your High School Student to Be Interested in English
We can make our children more interested in English by
With regards to supporting your child's high school English education, if you talk, you're into English. A lot of times we can start with just making sure that our students are using good communication. That might be when they are chit chatting with their friends on the cell phone or reading the newspaper. We can encourage them to read the full article for details and then ask them questions about it. Students love to read novels which they are interested in. So, maybe go with your child to the library and pick out novels, or even just come to the racks. A lot of times just taking your child to an environment that is pro-English really starts to stimulate them, maybe by just going to the library, even if it's just looking at the books, shapes, colors or the environment. A lot of times you want to encourage your child just to be in the quiet environment. Another big issue with English is to getting the home quiet; in our homes we come in, sit with the TV on and have the radio on in the car. This is not an environment which encourages reading. As parents, to support your child's high school English education we want to have books, verses magazines, novels that we want to read with our children. As a teacher, the most important thing that I can do in the classroom to encourage reading is for them to read. When it is time to read in my classroom, my students walk through the door and they see me with a book. When I am reading they understand that I am in a quiet spot, concentrating on my material. They in turn lower their voice level, get their books out and read. So, in relation to encouraging your child's English at high school, if you're a reader, your child will be a reader too.