The 56 lessons in Essential Study Skills (What Every Student Should Know) will teach your students to “work smarter, not harder.” Now, in addition to the usual print-out PDF option, you and your students can use the interactive digital option for all 56 lessons in Google Classroom. You can edit any pages, and your students can complete these activities on a laptop or tablet. Now this is distance learning that makes sense!
Often, the reason why students fail to achieve their academic potential is not because they don’t try hard enough, but because they have never learned the basic study skills necessary for success.
- Students who master these skills will spend less time and accomplish more during homework and study time.
- Their test study will be more productive, and they will get better grades.
- Reading comprehension and vocabulary will improve.
- Their writing will make more sense, and essays will be easier to plan and complete. They will memorize better and forget less.
- Their schoolwork will seem easier and will be much more enjoyable.
- Lastly, students will feel better about themselves as learners and will be more motivated to succeed.
Essential Study Skills is the perfect curriculum for substitute lesson plans, rainy day activities, study hall, or study skill, life skill, advocacy/advisory, opportunity program classes.
The easy-to-follow lesson format of 1. Personal Assessment 2. Study Skill Lesson and 3. Reflection is ideal for self-guided learning and practice. The 1. Personal Assessment and 3. Reflection use the same format and directions, so once students are shown how to do these procedures, no further explanation is needed. Perfect for independent work and for substitute lessons! Plus, the book provides helpful online links to add to the study skill lessons.
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Table of Contents
Motivational Study Skills
1. How to Get Motivated
2. How to Prevent Procrastination
3. How to Set Goals
4. How to Develop a Positive Mental Attitude
Organization and Time Management Study Skills
5. How to Create a Home Study Environment
6. How to Get Organized for Homework
7. How to Complete a Daily Review
8. How to Manage Time for Homework
Reading Strategy Study Skills
9. How to Choose Books for Independent Reading
10. How to Develop Good Reading Habits
11. How to Improve Oral Reading Fluency
12. How to Improve Silent Reading Fluency
13. How to Read Interactively
14. How to Improve Reading Comprehension
15. How to Make Inferences
16. How to Use Marginal Annotations
17. How to Read Non–Fiction Textbooks
18. How to Identify the Main Idea
19. How to Complete a Close Reading for Narrative Text
20. How to Complete a Close Reading for Expository Text
21. How to Use Context Clues
Research Study Skills
22. How to Quote and Cite Textual Evidence
23. How to Identify Bias and Errors in Reasoning
24. How to Research Safely and Evaluate Internet Sources
Memorization Strategy Study Skills
25. How to Memorize with the Grouping Strategy
26. How to Memorize with the Association Strategy
27. How to Memorize with the Linking Strategy
28. How to Memorize with the Catch Words Strategy
29. How to Memorize with the Catch Sentence Strategy
30. How to Memorize with the Location Strategy
Essay Writing Study Skills
31. How to Dissect a Writing Prompt
32. How to Write a Thesis Statement
33. How to Avoid Errors in Writing Style
34. How to Follow Essay Writing Rules
35. How to Write an Essay Introduction
36. How to Write Essay Body Paragraphs
37. How to Write an Essay Conclusion
38. How to Write in Complex Sentences
Listening and Note–taking Study Skills
39. How to Practice Active Listening
40. How to Take Notes
41. How to Organize Cornell Notes
42. How to Organize Formal Outline Notes
Grammar, Spelling, and Mechanics Study Skills
43. How to Identify and Use the Parts of Speech
44. How to Use Grammatical Sentence Openers for Sentence Variety
45. How to Use Precise Verb Tenses
46. How to Eliminate the “to be” Verbs
47. How to Spell by the Rules
48. How to Apply the Syllable Rules
49. How to Punctuate Properly
50. How to Capitalize Correctly
51. How to Avoid Non-Standard Usage
Test Preparation and Test–taking Study Skills
52. How to Prepare for Tests
53. How to Use Objective Test–taking Strategies
54. How to Use Matching Test–taking Strategies
55. How to Use Fill–in–the–Blank Test–taking Strategies
56. How to Use Multiple Choice Test–taking Strategies
No separate answer key is needed. Embedded answers are included throughout. Plenty of open-ended questions in these lessons. You, your students, and their parents will love the 56 lessons in Essential Study Skills.