This Study Skills Bundle contains the following resources. This bundle also contains the four FREE posters (2 in color and black and white) shown above. Teachers save 25% by purchasing the bundle!
Here's a description of each of the resources:
Students are expected to know and retain more and more information these days. Even with helpful reminders to pay attention in class and remember to study, students are often on information overload without a way to process it all. Study Sticks are designed to help students retain important information in enjoyable and creative ways! The 30 engaging activities included require students to:
Study Sticks may used in a variety of ways, which may include:
1. During/After a Lesson – Either the teacher or a student pulls and reads a Study Stick. Have a student (or the entire group, if applicable) follow the instructions. Some activities may be written down, so it’s helpful when students have a notebook (or the study sheet provided) available at times. Activities may also be discussed orally instead of written down in some cases.
2. Partner Activity – Use Study Sticks for study buddies. Partners work together to complete activities in a quiet corner or study center. One student may act as a listener and fact checker as the other student shares, then switch.
3. Study Center – Decide (or have students decide) on a topic to study. Have students bring notes, text book, etc. to a center. One student acts as a listener and fact checker. A stick is pulled. All others take turns or work as a team to decide upon an answer. The study sheet provided may be used to record answers if necessary.
4. Homework – Copy Study Sticks assignments and send home as a study tool for students and as a way to review information with a family member.
5. Variety of Topics – Study Sticks may be used with different topics and are especially helpful with vocabulary-rich topics and topics requiring memorization.
NOTE TAKING CARDS FOR ANY SUBJECT
Note Taking is an effective study skill and has a positive effect on learning. Research shows students tend to remember more when they record information. These note cards offer a practical, yet fresh approach to note taking. They are practical because they can be used as students would use index cards. However, these note cards come in a variety of formats, serve as organizers, and can even be stapled into booklets!
The note cards come in 10 formats and 2 sizes, approximately 3 ½ by 5 and 5 by 7. Choose the format and size for each lesson that makes sense for the age group and assignment. Simply print and pass out for students to use to take notes on almost ANY topic!
These open-ended note cards may be used in a variety of ways, which include:
1. During a lesson as a way to review what is being taught
2. As students read text
3. As a center assignment, such as when students are researching on a computer
4. To take notes and/or use as a study guide for homework
NOTE TAKING ORGANIZERS
Using organizers can be a helpful way for students to prioritize and visually comprehend important information. iNotes are iPad-themed study organizers which are designed to help students practice effective note taking techniques, such as determining importance, reflection, and summarizing. The organizers are ready to print and pass out!
iNotes may be used in a variety of ways, which may include:
1. As strategic note taking organizers and study guides
2. To rewrite and transfer previously written notes to a “study ready” format
3. As a reflection assignment before an assessment
4. As a homework assignment on a topic
5. As exit tickets
1. My Mind Map
2. Topsy Turvy Cornell Notes
3. Main Idea and Details
4. What Stuck With You
5. Color Coded Notes
6. You've Got to Move It
7. Clear as Mud or Clear as Water
8. Exploring Vocabulary
9. Making Connections
10. Trash or Treasure
11. Techy Notes
12. Studying in Sequence
STUDY SKILLS POSTERS
Healthy study skills are an essential part of learning. Understanding study habits, strategies, and philosophies also teach students the importance of creating and maintaining these habits.
This 6 Study Signs set includes the following study-themed posters:
1. RCRR (Read, Cover, Remember, Retell) – RCRR is a studying technique.
2. SMART Goals – SMART is a system that teaches students what to think about when they are setting goals.
3. SLANT – SLANT is a behavior expectation that encourages students to be actively involved in the learning process during times when the teacher is leading a lesson.
4. Keep Calm and Study On! – An inspirational reminder to relax and study with confidence
5. NOTES – I created this acronym to remind students of important steps of note taking.
6. STUDY – I created this acronym to remind students of important things to remember as they are studying.
~For personal and single classroom use only.~