Life Skills Project: Become a Better Student! (ELA & Cross-Curricular)

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Do your students need help learning how to become independent, successful students? Can’t keep a binder organized or study well for tests? Do they struggle with study skills, time management, or other elements of school?

Use this short research project to help students break down the areas that they’re struggling with and find/try solutions!

In this project, students will…
• Identify a skill or area of student life that needs self-improvement,
• Read an article on that topic and answer questions about it (15 suggested topics and article links are provided, or students can propose an alternative),
• Make a plan to try a new method or strategy addressing the self-chosen topic, and
• Reflect before and after trying that new method to see what they have learned from the experience.

More Details:
• This 4-page download includes ready-to-print directions, suggested topics, hyperlinked articles with reading activity, and a project reflection.
• This project can be completed in 5 days or fewer; options are flexible for in-class vs. homework
• Though this project was originally made with middle school ELA in mind, it would be a great activity for early or remedial high school classes as well!
• Download includes a ready-to-print PDF as well as an editable Word document.
• Great for CCSS, especially W.7 (short research project) and RI.2 (non-fiction)

If you're interested in more items like this, check out my full Time Management Skills Unit for Secondary Students, and if you want to further help students with pacing their reading, check out my Reading Bookmarks for Pacing, Vocab, and Comprehension!

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You may also like my other projects and foundational skills:

Infographics Non-Fiction Project
Public Speaking Activity, "15 Minutes of Fame"
The 30-Day Challenge: Differentiated English Class Project
Random Acts of Kindness Project
Publishing Project: Real-World Writing

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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Life Skills Project: Become a Better Student! (ELA & Cross
Life Skills Project: Become a Better Student! (ELA & Cross
Life Skills Project: Become a Better Student! (ELA & Cross
Life Skills Project: Become a Better Student! (ELA & Cross
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