lesson 2 How to Organize a Goof−Proof Binder ™ ! o ™ PRODUCT PREVIEW Dear Educator, Congratulations on selecting Tween Publishing’s Student Organizational Skills program. The S.O.S. program is a comprehensive work habits, time management and organizational skills program based on The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World! Teaching good work habits, time management and organizational skills is one of the best things you can do to assure your students’ success in middle school and beyond. These essential skills can boost achievement across all areas of the curriculum, and build good academic behaviors. This Instructor’s Guide contains sixteen lesson plans, exercises and activities. Each lesson corresponds to a chapter in The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World! Consider supplementing instruction with Tween’s ten S.O.S podcast lessons. The S.O.S. podcasts, as well as useful tips, articles, information and many reproducible forms can be found at www.middleschoolguide.com. Look for S.O.S. PowerPoint slides on our website in Spring 2010. Please take a moment to review the annotated lesson plan below. Each lesson in this Instructor’s Guide follows this format, and includes exercises, activities and reproducibles to make the S.O.S. program an enjoyable and meaningful experience for your students. Sincerely, Tween Publishing Time Required: Indicates the approximate time required to complete the lesson, including the Lesson Activity. Workbook “WB”: References the corresponding pages in The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World!
Time Required 50–55 minutes
Materials: Lists materials required for the lesson. (Activity materials are listed separately in the Lesson Activities Guide that follows each lesson.) Podcast: Indicates title of corresponding S.O.S. podcast (www.middleschoolguide.com). Podcasts run approximately 25–30 minutes. They are optional, and may be enjoyed at home or in the classroom before, during or after the lesson.
Workbook This lesson corresponds toWB pages 20–34.
Materials List 4 Sample plastic subject dividers,sheet protectors and a two-pocket (poly-pocket) folder. 4 See Activities Guide on IG page 27. 4 Handout:Letter to Parent or Caregiver,“What I LearnedToday in My S.O.S.™ Class.” S.O.S. Podcast: “Scattered Sara Organizes a Goof-Proof Binder” (27:04) (www.middleschoolguide.com) Objectives By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to: • connect having an organized binder with the ability to quickly locate and file homework,handouts and information. • describe how to organize a Goof-Proof Binder. • arrange one section of his/her binder to be Goof-Proof.
Objectives: Identifies the skill or strategy students will learn in the lesson.
The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling theWorld! Instructor’s Guide
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