Study Skills 9 Week Course Curriculum for Middle Schoolers

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Teach Like Midgley
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5th - 7th
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I have done chapters 1-4 so far and am loving it! I love that everything is already done and that I can also upload it to Google Classroom for students that are absent. Thanks for a great resource!
This is a great unit and it really helped me teach my students how to study the right way. Thank you!


This Study Skills Curriculum is a 9 Week Course and is ideal for students in grades 5-7. A complete package of printable PDFs, videos, and materials for students, along with teaching tips, templates, and lesson planning materials for teachers.

I first developed my series of study skill instruction when I was asked by my administrator to teach a 9 week Study Skills course to 6th graders. I taught my course for 3 years. Two of my colleagues also taught the course, using this curriculum that I developed.

I built this course around 6 major concepts: goals and priorities, organization, time management, reading and note-taking skills, managing projects, and test taking skills.

Added in 2022:

+ Binder Dividers & Tabs for Easy Organization

+ Video Slides in PowerPoint format
+ More Tips for Planners
+ Comprehensive Lapbook Project
+ New Updated Format and Style!


+ This bundle includes the following resources, which CAN be purchased separately:

Chapter 1 – Goals & Priorities with Teacher tips & warm up questions

Chapter 1 Flexible Video Lesson Materials

Chapter 2 – Getting Organized with Teacher tips & warm up questions

Chapter 2 Flexible Video Lesson Materials

Chapter 3 – Time Management with Teacher tips & warm up questions

Chapter 3 Flexible Video Lesson Materials

Chapter 4 – Reading & Note-taking with Teacher tips & warm up questions

Chapter 4 Flexible Video Lesson Materials

Chapter 5 – Research & Planning Projects with Teacher tips & warm up questions

Chapter 5 Flexible Video Lesson Materials

Chapter 6 – Taking Tests with Teacher tips & warm up questions

Chapter 6 Flexible Video Lesson Materials

Student Survey About Study Skills.

Study Strategies for Every Student.

Tips to Improve Grades.

Tips to Improve Math Grades.

Student self-evaluation of grades.

Comprehensive Study Skills Lapbook Project

+ This bundle also includes the following resources, which are NOT sold separately, ONLY as part of this bundle:

Study Skills Course Dividers and Binder Tabs for Organization

An editable course syllabus

(2 versions: one in Microsoft Word and one in PowerPoint)

Teacher tips for grading study skills class

Study skills course lesson plan outline

Tips for using planners with students

Student reflection after parent-teacher-conferences

Understanding what the syllabus can do for you activity

Warm-up question answer log sheet

Study tip poster project guide

Study skills course study guide

Study skills course final exam

Study skills fun with Swiss Family Robinson


+ While I developed the course for the needs of 6th graders, this is an ideal course for students who are about to enter middle school, or have just arrived in middle school. Studies have shown that developing strong study habits at this age is ideal for strong study habits in the future.

+ You can use these lessons with your homeroom, advisory class, or study hall students.

+ You can also use it as a stand-alone 9 week elective course, which is what I originally designed it for.

+ The lesson outline details clearly how I structured each week and what lessons I did on particular days to give you clear guidance and direction. But they also allow for flexibility to fit your schedule and student needs.


+ As of May 2020, this curriculum includes materials for remote learning. Each of the 6 chapters now comes with its own flipped classroom video, guided notes, notebook foldable, reflection & action plan. Each of these 3 resources are available in PDF and Google Slides formats.

+ Also includes 3 bonus articles: How and why I developed this curriculum; How to teach students to use textbooks in the classroom; How to create an effective study guide for students.

Study skills are a crucial part of academic success. But not everyone has the time to teach an entire course or stand-alone lessons...

If that is true for you, then I strongly recommend you learn how to integrate study skills into your daily curriculum and instruction with:

The Study Skill Essentials Training Program for Teachers.


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Total Pages
216 pages
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Lifelong tool
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