Executive Functioning Lessons and Activities

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These lessons, activities, and posters teach specific executive functioning skills, including: planning, organization, time management, task initiation, working memory, metacognition, self-control, sustained attention, flexibility, and perseverance. Each lesson includes a description of the skill, a pre-assessment, and activities to practice the skill. These introductory lessons can be used with students from upper elementary all the way through high school.

How to Use
These lessons can be taught in large or small groups by the regular education teacher, special education teacher, guidance counselor, social worker, or school psychologist. These worksheets can also be used during advisory for middle and high school students. While all students can most assuredly benefit from learning strategies to strengthen executive functioning skills, some examples of students most in need include those with ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s Disorder, and Learning Disabilities.

Why Teach Executive Functioning Skills?
Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, initiating, and following through will all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and outside of school. Many students who forget assignments, are disorganized, can’t complete long-term assignments, have trouble focusing, and experience difficulty with change often have weak executive functioning skills. These are the students who need to be taught explicit skills in order to become successful in school and in life after school. Simply put, executive functioning skills are necessary life skills.

Table of Contents
Teaching Executive Functioning Skills
Executive Functioning Skills (Student Handout)
Planning
Planning Pre-Assessment
Planning Your Routine
Planning with a Goal in Mind
Organization
Organization Pre-Assessment
Organizing Your Notebook
Keeping a Planner / Homework Log
Time Management
Time Management Pre-Assessment
Project Planning Form
Ready – Do – Reflect
Task Initiation
Task Initiation Pre-Assessment
Stop Procrastinating… Tomorrow
What Should You Be Doing Poster
Working Memory
Working Memory Pre-Assessment
Working Memory Strategies
Metacognition
Metacognition Pre-Assessment
Metacognition Strategies
Quality of Work Rubric – Students Create
Quality of Work Rubric – Blank
Quality of Work Rubric – Model
Self-Monitoring: What Work Did I Complete Today?
Self-Control
Self-Control Pre-Assessment
Self-Managing Behaviors
Sustained Attention
Sustained Attention Pre-Assessment
Sustained Attention: Distractions
Flexibility
Flexibility Pre-Assessment
Flexibility Problem Solving 101
Flexibility Problem Solving 102
Perseverance
Perseverance Pre-Assessment
Practicing Perseverance

MORE Executive Functioning
Boost your students' brain power by pairing this product with { Executive Functioning Bulletin Board } OR { Executive Functioning Task Cards }!

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This bundle includes a total of 132 pages targeting executive functioning and study skills necessary for academic success at the middle and high school level. The bundle includes lessons and worksheets teaching study strategies and ways to improve executive functioning skills, lessons and printables for helping students create SMART goals, and an executive functioning bulletin board with posters.

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Target executive functioning and study skills necessary for academic success at the middle and high school level. The bundle includes over 300 pages full of lessons, templates, and workbook pages to teach study strategies and ways to improve executive functioning skills. It includes ALL of my executive functioning and study skills materials in one place.


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Executive Functioning Lessons and Activities
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