This turn-key web-based guide is loaded with tools to make study skills instruction for grades 6-12 easy. Includes a twenty lesson presentation.
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The Multi-Media Teacher's Guide provides instructional resources to accompany the SOAR® Study Skills workbook. Each students should have access to a workbook (volume discounts available).
The SOAR® Multi-Media Teacher's Guide was developed in response to teachers who requested more content than the student book and assessments to monitor progress more scientifically. We wanted to meet teacher's requests and provide RELEVANT options to help teachers dig deeper with their students. However, we wanted to keep the student book succinct and to-the-point. The Multi-Media Teacher's Guide emerged as the perfect balance!
The SOAR® Multi-Media Teacher's Guide is a turn-key presentation tool to share the SOAR® Study Skills program with your students. The Multi-Media Teacher's Guide is similar to our Tutoring Enrichment Guide, only instead of 6 hour-long sessions there are 20 10-20 minute long lessons. The lessons are ready to go, requiring little preparation time from you.
This web-based resource includes over 180 visual slides that will facilitate instruction for you and promote better learning for your students. Each slide includes teacher tips and instructor notes to provide plenty of background information and assistance with the content. The visuals and interactive slides demonstrate strategies and reinforce concepts. The electronic, multi-media nature of the program is especially engaging for students with learning disabilities (LD) or ADHD.
Spiral review is encorporated throughout the program to tie previous learning into new concepts. The strategies in SOAR® layer nicely into one another, so the spiral review is a great way to build learning connections and help make the information more permanent for your students.
-20 lessons plans that are done for you. The 10-20 minute ready-made lessons can serve as the basis for a study skills class or be embedded across the curriculum.
-180 done-for-you slides with interactive visuals for demonstration/instruction.
-Clean, bright, colorful presentation to capture students interest and reach your "visual" learners.
-Additional internet resources that tie SOAR® into current technologies. This makes the program highly motivational and relevant for students, especially your "kinesthetic" learners!
-A lot of support! If you are unsure of how to teach study skills, we've incorporated background information and teaching tips for each step of the way. (But, if you know what you are doing, you don't have to use them.)
-Complimentary parent resources. We provide many free resources and articles on our website that you are free to distribute to parents. The information compliments what students are learning in SOAR® and provides pointers on how parents can support strategies at home.
-Multiple assessments give you many options and different perspectives to monitor and document students' progress. Assessments include:
-Study Skills Scorecard
-Study Skills Assessment Matrix
To sign up for a preview of the SOAR® Study Skills Curriculum, click here.
Students quickly develop greater confidence in themselves and have an increased sense of motivation once they discover that school can be easier and learning can be fun!
"I was getting C's and D's. Now I am getting A's and B's! I learned how to be organized and how to study...it has made such a difference!"
-Katie H., 11th Grade Student
"Life is so much easier!"
-Holly Z., 9th Grade Student
Parents find that homework battles disappear once they have learned how to help their child study better and how to communicate more effectively.
"Everything is practical and easy to do. Great tips! My son set up a SOAR® Binder and it is working for him!"
-Janet C., Elementary and Middle School Parent
"Kurt is more focused about his time management. The jar of priorities made a big impact on how he uses him time on a daily basis."
-Lachele M., Middle School Parent
Teachers discover that significantly more homework is turned in on time, less time is wasted on lost assignments and supplies, and students score better on quizzes, tests, and writing assignments.
"I have concluded, FINALLY, that the SOAR® Study Skills program is the best I have ever seen, offering the most comprehensive coverage of the needs of the students I service."
-Rita L., School Success Educator
Administrators are happy when scores on standardized tests increase because students have not only learned how to take tests but have learned how to think more critically.
"I wanted to let you know that our parents are still saying great things about SOAR®. Many of the comments center on how practical everything is...Several parents are doing the weekly meeting and they love it!"
-Dave S., Middle School Assistant Principal