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Lecture Styles

 
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Study Skills Curriculum for
Upper Elementary and Middle School


- Grades 4-8
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Lectures given by teachers are usually organized in one of the following lecture styles: topic-list, question-answer, compare-contrast, series of events, cause-effect, and problem-solution. Identifying the lecture style used by your teacher will help you take good notes. Read on to learn about each lecture style.    
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Pegwords

 
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Study Skills Curriculum
for High School


- Grades 9-12
- Contains 113 activities
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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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KWL Chart

 
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Study Skills Curriculum for
LD/Struggling Students


- Grades 6-12
- Contains 122 activities
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A KWL chart is very useful for learning about a topic. The 'K' in the chart stands for what you already know about a topic. The 'W' stands for what else you want to learn about the topic. The 'L' stands for what you learned as you read your textbook and used reference sources.  
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Free teaching tip Try to leave a few minutes at the end of class for students to review their written notes and ask questions. During this time, students can also compare their ... Another free teaching tip As one teacher put it, "Homework is as American as apple pie." We all had homework as students. We all give homework as teachers. Whenever you give your students homework assignments, be sure that ...
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Free Study Tip Listen to your teachers and also ask them for help with what you don't know. Don't feel ashamed to do this - it's for you own good. Take short notes on what your teachers teach. You should study your notes when you go home until they are in your mind. When you go to bed think about what you have done and learned.
 
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Another free Study Tip I find that concentration in studying, or any academic activity, for that matter, is key. In order to get studying, writing an essay, etc. done, I make sure I do not get out of my chair. This gets rid of all distractions, like getting to up watch TV or get food, and almost always guarantees that I will focus on what I am supposed to do and get the job done.
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