Step Up to Better Grades (Elementary)

8 Sessions That Teach Children Good Study Habits


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SKU: B509-Net

The development of strong study skills is important to achieving academic success in school. This foundation will ultimately carry on later in life. Skills such as eliminating distractions, becoming organized, planning assignments and projects, paying attention, understanding directions, and studying effectively, help build a firm academic foundation.

This resource presents a comprehensive set of lessons and activities that can be used to help students improve their effectiveness as learners in school. Eight core lessons are presented focusing on the following topics.

  1. Study Habits and STEP UP
  2.  Space
  3. T Tools
  4. E Ending
  5. P Pay Attention
  6. U Understanding
  7. P Practice
  8. Next Steps

These lessons can be presented in the classroom, small groups, or to individual students. You can complete this program in as few as 8 sessions, or you can choose from the other materials in this resource to extend the program to be a much more comprehensive, personalized learning experience for your students.


  • 8 Core Lessons
  • 65 Optional Extension Activities to choose from (many with printable activity sheets, games, picture cards, and other reproducibles)
  • Printable Pre- and Post-Tests
  • 6 Power Point Presentations to Supplement Key Lessons
  • 8 Parent letters (one for each core lesson) that you can personalize before printing and sending.
Written by Robin Zorn
Paperback ISBN 9781598501605
Grades 3-5
180 pages
Release Date July 1, 2014

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Youthlight, Inc.

Robin Zorn has been a school counselor in Gwinnett for nearly three decades and has previously been named Georgia Elementary School Counselor of the Year. In October 2014, she was named one of five finalists for the School Counselor of the Year award by the American School Counselor Association, which recognizes school counselors who devote their career to serving as advocates — and in some cases lifesavers — for students. Zorn was the only finalist from Georgia. She is credited with being a driving force behind the creation of the school district’s Elementary School Peer Leadership Conference, which launched in 2010. Zorn has her master’s degree and specialist’s degree from Georgia State University in school counseling.

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