• Course Description

     

    Basic Skills is an elective course for special education students receiving resource or self-contained services for a full period and who require more intensive work on identified needs as noted in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

     

    Students are introduced to a variety of strategies and techniques to enable them to better achieve in school. Strategies and techniques may include time management, study skills, note taking, and self-advocacy, based on the student’s needs. The teacher may use one or more content areas (e.g., language arts, math, science) to teach students how to adapt these strategies and techniques to different situations.

     

    Because this is a developmental course, Basic Skills may be retaken for credit each semester for up to four years.

     Source: LCPS High School Program of Studies

     
     
    Nine-Week Overview
     
    Basic Skills
     

     2013-2014 Fourth Nine-Week Tentative Outline

     4/01/2014 – 06/13/2014

    Dates

     

    Topic

     

    Assessments 

    (Date – Name

    4/1-4/11

    Goal-Setting and Self-Assessment

     
    4/4 - Self-Assessment

    4/14-4/18

    Spring Break


    4/21-5/2

    Action Steps - Working Towards Goals and Improving Skills Identified in Self-Assessment

    5/2 - Observation #1

    5/5-5/9

     
    Action Steps - Working Towards Goals and Improving Skills Identified in Self-Assessment
     
     
    5/9 - Observation #2
     
    5/12-5/16
     
     
    Action Steps - Working Towards Goals and Improving Skills Identified in Self-Assessment
     
     
    5/16 - Observation #3

    5/19-5/23

     
    Action Steps - Working Towards Goals and Improving Skills Identified in Self-Assessment
     
    5/23 - Observation #4

    5/27-5/30

     
    Action Steps - Working Towards Goals and Improving Skills Identified in Self-Assessment
     
    5/23 - Observation #5
    6/2-6/9; 6/10-6/13 Preparing for Final Exams Review; Second Semester Exams 6/10-6/13 - Final Exams

     Note: This outline may be subject to change.