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									Study Skills/Social Skills
Mrs. Amy Lafferty, M.Ed.                             Council Rock High School North
(215) 944-1358                                                      62 Swamp Road                                              Newtown, PA 18940

Syllabus                                                             revised 8/2010

Course Description: This course is offered as an alternate day course. It is
designed to give students individual attention in order to meet the goals of the
IEP in the content areas as well as promote the acquisition of skills in such areas
as test-taking, report writing, reading strategies, time management, use of
resources, and self-advocacy.

The success of this course is based on the communication and collaboration
among the students, the teachers, and the parents. Teachers are asked to
communicate with the study skills teachers when assignments are missing or
incomplete. Any incomplete tests or quizzes may also be sent to study skills.
While teachers are encouraged to send assignments, it is optional to do so.
Some teachers prefer to meet with the student personally.
When assignments are not being completed or the student is unproductive during
class, the study skills teacher will contact the parents.

Each day the students are graded on a five-point scale:
(1) Point for being present and arriving to class on time.
(2) Points for having an assignment book with assignments written down.
(2) Points for productivity and cooperation throughout the class.
Additional assignments will be given periodically to address test-taking
strategies, time-management skills, organization, communication skills, and
social skills.
Final exam is worth 25% of the fourth marking period grade.

Daily Routines
Each day the students are expected to come into class and sit at their desks.
Student folders are on the desks when the students enter the class. There will
be a Problem of the Day posted daily. Problems of the Day are quick brainstorm
activities for the students to come in and work on. These problems are generally
brainteasers, mathematics, and grammar activities.
The teacher will conference with students one-on-one; the student reviews what
is being done in each class (i.e. homework assignments, class assignments,
projects, upcoming tests or quizzes.)
Pre-teaching and Re-teaching concepts learned in core classes.
We will work on Units to develop:
*Evaluating behaviors and consequences
*Setting goals
*Organization utilizing work stations
*Developing Plans/Making decisions

Social Skills
*Direct Instruction on specific skills
*Role Playing
*Psycho-educational counseling sessions.
*Growth and Human Development/Sexuality Educator

I am available Tuesdays and Thursdays for Clinic. Please do not hesitate to ask
for extra help if you have major concerns about or are struggling with any
concepts or assignments in this course.

Classroom Expectations
See Classroom Code of Conduct
All of the school rules in your student handbook apply in the classroom.
Students are expected to anticipate any printing problems before the due date
If any words or ideas other than your own are used in your work, they must be
documented. Otherwise, your work will be given a failing grade, and
administrative action will be taken. Please see your student handbook for Council
Rock’s Academic Integrity policy.

School Website
All information, assignments, upcoming projects, tests dates, etc. are posted
daily on my website. To access my teacher website, find the north homepage
and click on faculty. The faculty names are alphabetized. Lafferty, Amy. On the
left hand side of my page is Study Skills/Social Skills.
Social Skills/Study Skills
“I understand the above syllabus requirements, expectations, and grading

Student Name (please print)       ____________________________

Student Signature                 ____________________________

Date                              ____________________________

Parent Name (please print)        ____________________________

Parent Signature                  ____________________________

Date                              ____________________________

This is your first assignment. Please have this signed and returned to school.

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