We often get questions about how to pace the SOAR® Study Skills curriculum. Every teacher has a different schedule, but Susan provides some guidelines in this video:
In this video, Susan goes over how to customize the curriculum and manage the pacing by dividing available class periods into six equal blocks. She advises what to cover in each block, and what subjects might need more or less time. She discusses the division of class time between discussion and application, and shares strategies for overcoming students’ reluctance and roadblocks.
If you’re slim on time, use the student workbook as the core content. The chapters on “Writing Papers” and “How to Give a Presentation” are best used in conjunction with pre-established assignments in the curriculum. For these chapters, team up with other content-area teachers. The “How to Use Language Resources” chapter is for reference only, so it does not require additional instructional time.
If you need more material to fill your time, we recommend:
- Group discussions, guided & independent practice, and 1-1 meetings; more details here.
- Additional Resources, posted in the Multi-Media Teacher’s Guide.