Overview - STUDY SKILLS FOR LD AND STRUGGLING STUDENTS GR6-12
Stephen S. Strichart and Charles T. Mangrum IINumber of Pages:
YesAge Appropriate Level:
Middle and High School StudentsCopyright:
Now available in a software version, this revised and practical guide is designed to help teachers teach study strategies to secondary students with learning disabilities, who often have little idea of what to study, when to study, or how to study. Using over 150 reproducibles, this valuable resource helps students learn how to obtain information (input), organize it (process), and use it (output), in order to be successful in school.
The study strategies are detailed in 11 chapters as follows:
Chapter 1--Strategies for Remembering Information.
The crucial test of learning information is remembering it. This chapter presents strategies students can use to retain the important information and ideas they encounter in school.
Chapter 2--Reading and Taking Notes from Textbooks.
Much of the information and ideas that students must learn is found in their subject area textbook. Students must be taught to extract this information effectively and efficiently. In this chapter, students are taught to use SQRW, a textbook reading and note-taking strategy that helps them improve their reading comprehension.
Chapter 3--Solving Math Word Problems.
Students must learn how to understand and solve math word problems. They must know how to determine what the problem is, identify the steps needed to solve it, and then carry out and check the necessary calculations. In this chapter students are taught to use SQRQCQ, a math word problem-solving strategy.
Chapter 4--Taking Class Notes.
Students must be taught effective ways to record the important information presented. This chapter offers a strategy for taking class notes.
Chapter 5--Using the Library.
Students must be taught to make appropriate use of the many resources found in the school and other libraries. This chapter presents strategies students can use to locate and make effective use of the many resources available in libraries.
Chapter 6--Using the Internet.
Students learn how to use the Internet, exploring the world wide web (www) for research. The chapter also covers e-mail and includes scores of www addresses to explore.
Chapter 7--Using Reference Sources.
Students must be made aware of the many reference sources they can use to achieve learning mastery. This chapter presents various possible sources, including electronic references, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, and encyclopedia.
Chapter 8--Interpreting Graphic Aids.
Students must learn how to use charts, tables, graphs, figures, time lines, weather maps, and diagrams to enhance their comprehension of textual material. This chapter helps students interpret these visual aids.
Chapter 9--Writing a Research Paper.
Students need to be able to organize their ideas in a written manner that communicates their ideas clearly. This chapter offers a strategy for writing a research paper.
Chapter 10--Preparing for and Taking Tests.
Students must demonstrate their mastery of information and ideas by successfully completing tests given in various formats. In many cases, students have learned what is required of them but lack the necessary test-taking skills to demonstrate that mastery. In this chapter students are taught strategies for preparing for and taking tests given in these formats: multiple choice, true-false, matching, completion, and essay.
Chapter 11--Making Good Use of Study Time and Space.
Students learn how to organize their study time. Chapter covers term calendars, weekly and daily planners, and tips for improving study habits.
Each chapter offers objectives, lists the reproducible handouts provided, describes the rationale for teaching the study strategy, and provides background information. A specific teaching plan is presented, explaining how the reproducible activities may be used, followed by the reproducibles themselves. Each chapter also includes an end-of-chapter mastery test and answers for the activity pages.