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Academic Intervention/Reading Support
Mrs. Landers
Academic Intervention/Reading Support

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Academic Intervention
Hello Parents and Students !
Middle school is an exciting time, a time of  growth and also a time of preparation. The skills and habits one acquires during these years can have a positive or negative effect on ones future academic career. Many teachers will tell you that organization is one of the most important skills required for academic success. Organization is a skill that once acquired, can easily become a habit. Here are some ideas to help you get started on the road to becoming an organized student.  
***Mrs. Landers' 21 Day Challenge. Remember- it takes 21 days for an action to become a habit, try these suggestions for 21 days, then stop by my room and share with me how much easier and less stressful your life has become since you got organized.
 Students who struggle with organization often have difficulty remembering things, keeping track of time, and initiating tasks as well. Having workable systems in place from the beginning of the school year can assist students in achieving academic success.

Daily Systems

USE A STUDENT PLANNER. RRMS supplies all students with a daily planner.

 WRITE IT DOWN. When you learn of a homework assignment or an upcoming test, immediately jot it in your planner. Don’t wait for later, or you may forget about it.

USE ONE CALENDAR. Use one calendar to plan all of your school and personal activities.. This is very important. You may consider color-coding similar activities on your calendar. For example, highlight all upcoming tests in yellow, study time in green and recreational activities in pink

SCHEDULE CONSISTENT STUDY TIMES. Set aside time every day for study, and make it consistent.Avoid last minute studying and cramming.

 BREAK UP YOUR STUDY TIME. Determine how many study hours you need, and schedule study time in your planner.

EFFECTIVE STUDY AREA. Designate a quiet, well-lit area for studying. Don’t study in front of the television, or in an area of your home where you’re bound to be distracted. Hang a Do Not Disturb sign on your door. If you can’t find a quiet spot at home, go to the library. In addition, you should study while sitting at a table or desk. Avoid studying in a very comfortable chair or a bed, which may cause you to feel drowsy

 GET ASSISTANCE. If you don’t understand a lesson, immediately ask for help. Don’t let it get to the point that you’re totally confused.

 AVOID CLUTTER. As the year progresses. Create separate folders for school announcements, tests that have been graded, papers you must give to your parents and so on. As papers become outdated toss them immediately

 WHOOPS! If you find yourself getting off track, simply take a deep breath and get back on track. It is better to get slightly off the path, rather than giving up.

For more ideas go to-   this site offers a FREE Get Organized Now! Idea-Pak, filled with tips and ideas to help you organize your home, your office an  

The One Planner System - Keep it Simple

  Learning is finding out what we already know.
 Doing is demonstrating that you know it.
 Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.
 You are all learners, doers and teachers.

This is a great way to  keep yourself organized during the school day

  •  Use ONE multi-file expandable folder.
  •  Designate one file for each class-add some notebook paper.
  • Label one file HOME WORK TO DO.
  • (Store your planner, pencils and extra paper in this file)
  • Label one File COMPLETED HOMEWORK.
  • Use on line text books  -You will never loose a text book again .