Life Skills Practice
Overview - LIFE SKILLS PRACTICE
An indispensable guide for preparing students for life after high
Skills Practice contains
hundreds of 'real-life,' 'hands-on' scenarios that encourage student
confidence in dealing with a wide variety of everyday situations. This
comprehensive program is suitable for individuals with varying levels of
ability, and is written in a simple, user-friendly format.
The 192 reproducible activity worksheets can be taught in any order and
used for instruction or as study guides. They cover such practical
everyday activities as decorating a home, dealing with illness, giving
medical histories, using travelers' checks, preparing tax forms, eating
on a budget, making a savings plan, and more.
The worksheet activities, which can be completed in a class period,
• Making lists
• Filling in blanks
• Filling out charts
• Matching vocabulary words to descriptions
• Using indexes
• Basic math exercises
The worksheets are divided into eight units separated by tabbed sections
in a sturdy, three-ring binder. Each unit contains a Teacher's Guide,
pre-test, and follow-up review: The Teacher's Guide includes a complete
Answer Key and creative suggestions for lesson enhancement.
Being an Employee.
Finding the Best Job for You, Choosing the Best Company, Being
Part of a Team, Putting Your Best Foot Forward, Being a Good Employee,
Understanding Financial Forms, Working with Common Job Skills, Being
Involved at Work, Writing on the Job, Knowing When and What to Sign,
Understanding Your Paycheck.
Doing Your Banking.
Understanding Banks, Reading and Writing in Money Amounts, Getting
Started, Spending Your Money, Dealing with Checks that Are Written to
You, Using a Check Register, Balancing a Checking Account, Understanding
Savings Accounts, Looking at Special Services, Understanding Credit,
Cashing Your Paycheck.
Getting Along with Others.
Responding to Others, Voicing Opinions, Understanding Emotions, Dealing
with Different Moods, Using the Telephone, Making Friends, Using
Manners, Showing Consideration, Asking for Help, Dealing with Peer
Pressure, Getting Along with a Roommate.
Understanding Time Frames, Understanding the Value of Time, Looking
Ahead, Making Lists, Calling Companies, Using Answering Machines,
Organizing Papers, Finding Information in Books, Having What You Need,
Using Comparison Shopping Charts, Being Part of a Community.
Reading Newspapers, Interpreting Advertisements, Reading Pictures,
Choosing an Apartment, Spelling Names, Dealing with Illness, Living
within the Law, Giving and Accepting Help, Dealing with Difficult
Situations, Knowing What to Keep, Thinking and Deciding.
Running a Household.
Planning Menus, Cooking, Cleaning, Dealing with Pest Control, Doing
Laundry, Caring for the Environment, Moving, Decorating a Home, Dealing
with Family Needs, Handling Daily Routines, Dealing with Children's
Writing Clearly, Completing Job Applications, Sending Mail, Signing on
the Dotted Line, Buying Insurance, Renting, Giving Medical Histories,
Taking Part in Free Drawings, Filling Out Ownership Papers, Learning
about Credit Cards, Preparing Tax Forms.
Using a Budget.
Understanding Income, Understanding Expenses, Understanding Types of
Stores, Eating on a Budget, Going Clothes Shopping on a Budget, Enjoying
Leisure Time on a Budget, Going on Vacation, Making a Savings Plan,
Spending Outside Your Budget, Cutting Back on Spending, Making Budget
About the Author
Ellen McPeek Glisan has an M.S. in learning disabilities and started
teaching in a cross-categorical classroom in a small rural Northern
Illinois junior-senior high school. Writing complete programs that had a
clear purpose in the lives of her students became her passion. She has
created an entire line of School-to-Work materials for both regular and
special education classrooms for children and adults.
Product Type: Binder
Author: Ellen McPeek Glisan
Number of Pages: 238 pages
Reading Level: Grades 9-12
Age Appropriate Level: Secondary, Adult