# Instructional Aides

Instructional Aides

Hand Plan (for reading comprehension passages)

Step 1 - Read the title and subtitle and put a box around them.  Look at any illustrations.

Step 2 - Read the first paragraph for the main idea.  Write the main idea (using a phrase or short sentence) out to the side of the paragraph.  Finish reading the rest of the passage.

Step 3 - Read the questions (but do not answer them yet!).  Underline any key words or phrases.

Step 4 - Read the passage again, this time with the questions in mind.

CUBES Method (for solving math story problems)

Step 1 - Circle the numbers

Step 2 - Underline the code words*

Step 3 - Bracket the question

Step 4 - Ex-out extra information

Step 5 - Show your work

*Code Words:

Addition - join/joined, add, total, sum, in all, altogether, plus, both, spend/spent, together, combined, also, and (between 2 numbers), more (before the question)

Subtraction - take away, difference, subtract, minus, left, less, change, profit, off, "er" words, not (in the question), more (in the question)

Multiplication - product, times, twice, each (before the question), per (before the question), every (before the question), one (before the question), apiece (before the question)

Division - quotient, separate, equal, half, each (in the question), per (in the question), every (in the question), one (in the question)