Use this great resource to keep your students aware of the essentials they must know during their middle school years.
The Essential Skills resource page can be used as a teaching tool as skills are being taught, or use it as a review tool toward the end of the year. Each section has blank spots (red sections) for students to fill in and apply the knowledge they have learned.
There are two included activities to help students practice using the reference tool.
• The scavenger hunt pages should be cut in half (there are two questions per page) and posted around the room. The student start at any point and travel to each question using the reference page to help them answer the questions. Answers are filled in on the answer page. The questions range in difficulty from simply copying formulas, to applying formulas to solve.
• The second activity is a seat work assignment where students must apply the information from the reference sheet to solve problems.
This resource is great for students in 7th and 8th grade, but can be used very effectively for intervention students that need extra support with remembering previously taught skills. It is also a wonderful tool for advanced students that can independently work ahead on more difficult skills.