Simple and effective tools to keep
parents involved and kids learning


Smekens Education's "Parent Strategy Cards" have never been more relevant. These content-rich cards provide an excellent way for families to support reading and writing at home without being overwhelmed. Full of simple and effective at-home learning ideas, each card is available in both English and Spanish.


Parent Strategy Cards


Developed based on current educational research and best-practice instruction, each card contains numerous parent-friendly tips & tricks. The easy-to-understand activities empower families to have meaningful conversations about reading, vocabulary, and writing. Each card is 11" x 6", full color, on glossy heavy card stock.


Reading Comprehension

Parents are advised how to help students think before, during and after reading. They learn how to help students avoid distractions and use techniques such as improving eye sweep, discussing reactions to the text, pronouncing and defining tricky words, and how to approach difficult text.

Individual cards: $.59
Set of 25 cards: $9.95
Set of 1,000 cards: $389.95
Set of 10,000 cards: $3,695

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Expanding Vocabulary

The average student needs to work with one new word 14 times before mastering its meaning. This card encourages parents to ask students to explain new words, name examples, and identify synonyms and antonyms. Students are also encouraged to use new words in a sentence, write the word, and look up its definition.

Individual cards: $.59
Set of 25 cards: $9.95
Set of 1,000 cards: $389.95
Set of 10,000 cards: $3,695

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Writing

Many students just don't write enough. Parents are advised to help students expand their writing by adding descriptions including who, dialogue, locations, examples, names, senses, numbers, and more. Parents are encouraged to give targeted feedback and identify the writing that is clear as opposed to fuzzy. Suggestions for dealing with punctuation problems are also included.

Individual cards: $.59
Set of 25 cards: $9.95
Set of 1,000 cards: $389.95
Set of 10,000 cards: $3,695

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Home Delivery


Providing families with worthwhile learning resources is a top priority while schools are closed due to COVID-19. To lighten the burden on schools, Smekens Education offers home delivery of the parent strategy cards when districts purchase a quantity of 5,000 or more.

With home delivery, families receive all three strategy cards, along with a personalized letter from the district explaining how to use the strategy card resources. For no additional fee, Spanish-speaking families may be designated to receive the Spanish version of each strategy card.

 
 
Home Delivery Bundles
5,000 sets of 3 cards
Delivered to home addresses
$9,999

15,000 sets of 3 cards
Delivered to home addresses
$24,999

25,000 sets of 3 cards
Delivered to home addresses
$39,999

50,000 sets of 3 cards
Delivered to home addresses
$79,999

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