If you're using EngageNY Modules to teach math, this Parent and Student Study Guide for Module 2 Topics A & B is a helpful resource. I am making two copies, one for their math notebooks & one to keep at home as a homework help guide.
-Parent letter explaining the thinking behind the way the modules are structured
-Examples with detailed instructions and color coding to explain each lesson (Lessons 1-9)
-Vocabulary for the entire module
-A list of information students need to know for this module
-A discussion guide for families
-Tips on Bar Modeling (AKA Tape Diagrams)
The document is color-coded to show the steps in long multiplication. This is a strategy I've found useful for those students who need a more concrete way to organize the standard algorithm.