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Ninth graders discuss personal habits that are effective and ineffective. They complete a Personal Study Skills and Habits Review Survey. They participate in class discussion and offer insights to their study skill habits. They review educational skills necessary to progress toward life-long learning goals.
Students develop good study skills. In this instructional activity about setting and reaching goals, students come to understand the different steps to being successful in studying. Students are introduced to setting priorities, organizing their goals, preventing becoming distracted, and finally developing a study plan. In my opinion, this instructional activity is a must for ALL students as a way to ensure their success for their future schooling.
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.
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.
Fifth graders identify the people who are responsible for their success and their current studying skills. In groups, they brainstorm helpful studying strategies and develop a creative way to share it with the class. To end the lesson, they complete their own studying assessment worksheet.
Sixth graders complete a learning style assessment and evaluate the information gained to determine accuracy in terms of what they know about themselves as learners. They then identify and implement strategies related to their preferred learning styles in self-management, study skills, goal setting, and test taking.
What is the difference between a textbook and a trade book? Learners read the short passage and information provided before completing the questions that follow. A home activity is also provided that encourages parents to flip through a textbook with their child. How is it organized? What information does it contain?
Students apply basic time management skills to their lifestyle and implement study skills. Also, they should be able to implement management techniques in their daily lives as well. Students list activities and assignments and determine where they are losing time by small scale planning and set goals. There are three lessons in all that build upon one another.
Put the focus on study skills as your class compares and contrasts two cultural stories and completes a variety of worksheets. They work on a cultural comparison chart, take a practice test on study skills, and use a dictionary to complete a reference worksheet. A great way to build reference skills!