Overview - ELEMENTARY STUDY SKILLS COMPLETE SET
This comprehensive study skills program, written by Cheryl Whitney and C. A. Widuch, helps students improve their study habits and develop responsibility. The age-appropriate program progresses with students as they begin first grade and continue through fifth grade. In both binders (Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-5), the focus is on connecting school and home experiences to help students succeed, not only in basic academics, but also in daily life. The program is designed so that critical study skills can be taught and reinforced within the regular curriculum.
Before beginning each unit, a parent letter is sent home providing information about the skill the unit covers and why it is important. Throughout the unit Home Connection Activity Sheets are sent home to be completed with parental help, signed by a parent, and returned to school the next day. This allows the parent to take an active role in helping his or her child achieve school success.
2 REPRODUCIBLE BINDERS
Each binder includes a teacher section and a parent/student section so that lessons and in-class and take-home activities can be easily selected. Each unit covers one of the following skills: organization, listening, reading, writing, and mathematics. Lessons can be easily modified to meet students' individual needs.
Covers topics such as supply box, desk/study area, school/home folder, daily homework assignment sheet, and weekly and monthly schedules.
Covers topics such as setting, physical stimulants, individual listening styles, a listener's role, communicating/listening in class, and motivators.
Covers topics such as table of contents, glossary, index, environment, reading orally, and using a multisensory approach in reading.
Covers topics such as brainstorming, webbing, rough draft, editing, final copy, and writing motivators.
Covers topics such as manipulatives, memorization, patterns, sorting, graphing, time, word problems, measurement, and how to take a math test.
EACH BINDER INCLUDES
Over 250 pages consisting of Teaching Instructions, 5 Study Skills Units with in-class activity ideas and reproducible Home Connection Activity Sheets, and Progress Checklists.