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Pegwords

 
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Study Skills Curriculum for
Upper Elementary and Middle School


- Grades 4-8
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The pegword strategy is a good strategy to use when you must remember a number of ideas such as five reasons we should conserve energy. Pegwords are words that rhyme with number words. Each pegword is substituted for a number word and is then associated with information to be remembered. For example, 'run' is substituted for 'one.' Read on to learn about the pegwords for one through ten and how to use them to remember information.    
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Good Listening in Class

 
Study Skills for high school students

Study Skills Curriculum
for High School


- Grades 9-12
- Contains 113 activities
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It is important to be a good listener in class. Most of what you will have to learn is presented verbally by your teachers. Good listening in class is a cognitive act that requires you to pay attention and mentally process what the teacher says. Here are some things to do to be a good listener in class.  
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Writing Techniques

 
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Study Skills Curriculum for
LD/Struggling Students


- Grades 6-12
- Contains 122 activities
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Writing is an important form of communication. Good writers use different writing techniques to fit their purposes for writing. To be a good writer you must master each of the following writing techniques: description, exposition, narration, persuasion, and comparison and contrast. Read on to learn about each of these writing techniques.  
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Free teaching tip When a baseball team is going through a rough stretch, the manager will often call a team meeting to address a problem. As the manager of your class, you can call a class meeting to address a problem. Here are some guidelines for a class meeting. ... Another free teaching tip A class syllabus is in essence a communication tool. It should communicate to students what a class is about, why it is taught, and what will be required. You can put many things into a class syllabus, but here are the essential things you should inc ...
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Free Study Tip In my opinion, just don't give up. If you think that you are stressed you should take a break.
 
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Another free Study Tip You must take notes day to day as you are taught. Take your notes in the language you are most comfortable in. This will help you to study a lot of information in a few hours as your exam time comes up.
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Jabalpur, India
 
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors This may sound crazy, but if I really feel I HAVE to get into the material even more I put on some LOUD and adrenaline-pumping music. I can read the material while the music is blasting in the background and do very well comprehending what I read!! I also outline the chapters and usually make note cards as well. Works great.
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