Organizational Skills Teacher Resources
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Help Is On The Way!
Third graders recognize the attitudes, knowledge and skills contributing to effective learning in school and across the life span. They complete an inventory that self-assesses their ability in study skills, test taking strategies, and basic time management and organizational skills.
Photo Essay Semester Project
Students reinforce research and organizational skills with this project. Students create a photo essay and an interview with a person associated with the student's chosen topic. Students choose from a digital camera, magazines, etc. to get all their photos together. Students write a paragraph explaining each photo and elaborating on the subject.
Social Studies: Improving Academic Skills
Third graders play a variation of Bingo to reinforce study skills, time management, and test taking strategies. As the teacher draws key words, they offer brief explanations or descriptions about how the words can be used. As key words are called, 3rd graders mark them with an X.
Adult learners recognize the importance of organizational skills in achieving study goals and review their progress in managing time, practice prioritization skills, identify study routines, devise strategies to improve organization and apply new skills.
Accentuate the Positive
Students analyze the attitudes, ideas and beliefs of characteristics that assist humans in living a positive, proactive life that values self, family, community, nation and world. Students identify their own strengths as individual. Students research the social programs that are assisting teachers and parents elsewhere. Students apply critical thinking and organizational skills to the selection of virtues to include in their curricula.
Organization and Study Skills
Middle schoolers with special needs utilize organizational skills such as what supplies to bring to class, how to use an assignment notebook, and how long it takes to complete an assignment. They become more independent students, become more confident, strengthen their memories, become organized, and have a plan of attack for textbook use, test-preparation and test-taking.
Eighth graders define the term "culture" and all aspects of culture. They spend one week photographing culture in their own lives. They create a poster of the photos and explain why each photo is included.
Bioethics: Tool for Portfolio and Performance Assessment
Students, in cooperative studying groups, assume the affirmative or negative position of a particular issue (premise). They research the issue and participate in a debate. In addition, they write essays to complete a portfolio entry.
Organizing Your Study Space
Learners discuss the importance of a quiet, orderly study space. They read an article about organization. They discuss ways to create a study space in their own homes without spending money. They create a specific action-plan to implement in their own home.
Make it Snow
Sixth graders investigate snow using pieces of literature, experimentation, and studying images by Wilson Bentley. They view snow from its artistic, geometric and literary expressions.
Eighth graders practice their map skills. In this American History and Geography lesson, 8th graders participate in problem solving and teamwork. Students study the impact of western migration.
The Vikings: Sea Raiders, Land Raiders
Students study Viking history. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students listen to a lecture about the Vikings and their longships. Students build their own model longships and research how longships were used by the Vikings.
LET'S GET ORGANIZED
Pupils use organizational skills and involve youth in the planning of their school and home recycling project. They brainstorm to find the most efficient way to set up a recycling collection system
What Women Want
Students investigate the role of women in leadership in history. They conduct research in order to find the real story. The instructional activity stresses the fact that women are not well known in history. There is a variety of activities in this unit study.
Making a Difference
Second graders study individual leaders and their actions and character. They recognize the importance of the leaders' actions and character and how they contributed to our nation's heritage.
The New Canada Project
Students focus on one province/territory in Canada. They study the natural resources, location and geographical significance, physical geography, people, culture, climate, and the brief history.
Debates in Human Genetics
Young scholars examine case studies involving human genetics. They research the case and determine possible problems to the issue. Students write essays supporting their opinion. They debate the ethical issues.
Upper elementary learners generate sequencing and web graphic organizers while planning expository and narrative writing. They work in teams to complete webs in order to improve a short story and organize a report. Small groups discuss their ideas and then share with the class.
Pattern Block Fractions
Fourth graders participate in a lesson that is about the finding of different fractional sizes with the help of pattern blocks. They define the vocabulary terms of numerator and denominator. The lesson also uses geometry and relates it to fractions.
Roving Thru the Universe
Fifth graders determine the relative size of our solar system compared to the size of their local community, discover why it is important to study our solar system, and examine how math is connected to the understanding of our solar system.