Life Skills

The curriculum goals for Senior I and Senior II Life Skills were derived from a combination of resource based sources including The Brigance Diagnostic Life Skills Inventory, Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students With Special Needs, Curriculum Experiences for Literacy, Learning and Living – High School (future planning, grooming, looking for a job, balanced meals and clothing care), The What’s Happening to My Body Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras (Newmarket Press, New York, 1988) and The What’s Happening to My Body Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras (Newmarket Press, New York, 1988) and Stepping Out – A Community-Based Instruction Curriculum, the Remedia Publications Personal Care Series : Exercise, Grooming and Nutrition, Walsh Publications – Skills for Everyday Life and Essential Everyday Reading, Functional Writing for Middle School Students, Values of Life – We the People, The Full Life Ahead Program for Transitioning from School to Life, Menu Math, Kitchen Math and Graphs, Charts and Tables That Build Real-Life Math Skills.

Direct teaching strategies used in implementing the curriculum goals for Life Skills for Senior I and Senior II including verbal and visual cues and prompts, adult modeling, peer modeling and small group instruction and discussion during scheduled Life Skills classes and embedded learning activities. The Board members recognize and affirm that Life Skills taught and practiced at school are generalized on campus and in the community using verbal and visual cues and prompts, adult modeling and peer modeling.

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