Schools open in August and all of the kids return. Will your students be ready to open their brand new textbooks, turn to page 1, and get started with the new grade level lessons? The chances are high that your students might have missed some lessons, gone through the lessons without understanding or perhaps suffered some trauma due to the disruption to their daily routines. If this is the case, we will have to make the time to better understand their previous grade levels standards and concepts. Second graders who had fewer opportunities to practice skip counting will be especially challenged when it comes to connecting the concept to multiplication in third grade. Students who have lacked opportunities to read and comprehend daily will probably be reading below grade level, the lessons and concepts that may have worked for fifth grade in the past will probably have to be revised or amended so your students can better understand and develop their fourth grade concepts and standards.
In a nutshell, we will have to make the time to read and understand the previous grade level concepts and standards. Here is the link to the California Framework for all topics. All states have a similar version that you might want to look into. The frameworks have the related content standards, sample problems, and examples you can use with your students to get them up to speed.