• Jacqueline Smith

    EC Resource  Strategies Classes

    Please contact me if you need any help in completion of your assignments ----804-720-6199  Cell




    ·      There is a quick link under curriculum on PSRC website for parents

    Online resources for students:

    NC Wiseowl 

    password: wiseowl19



    For questions regarding online resources email: lydia.locklear@robeson.k12.nc.us

    More resources will continue to be posted

    I need all of my strategies students/ case manager students to contact me and give me information as to how I can stay in contact with you during school closing for the Coronavirus.

    In Accommodating Math Students with Learning Disabilities, author Rochelle Kenyon lists the following strategies for teaching a student with math-related learning disabilities.

    • Avoid memory overload. Assign manageable amounts of work as skills are learned.
    • Build retention by providing review within a day or two of the initial learning of difficult skills.
    • Provide supervised practice to prevent students from practicing misconceptions and "misrules."
    • Make new learning meaningful by relating practice of subskills to the performance of the whole task.
    • Reduce processing demands by preteaching component skills of algorithms and strategies.
    • Help students to visualize math problems by drawing.
    • Use visual and auditory examples.
    • Use real-life situations that make problems functional and applicable to everyday life.
    • Do math problems on graph paper to keep the numbers in line.
    • Use uncluttered worksheets to avoid too much visual information.
    • Practice with age-appropriate games as motivational materials.
    • Have students track their progress.
    • Challenge critical thinking about real problems with problem solving.
    • Use manipulatives and technology such as tape recorders or calculators


    READING STRATEGIES WEBSITE: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/studentsuccess/thinkliteracy/files/Reading.pdf




    Writing and note taking are important study skills for high school students in order to progress within their classe.

    1. Manage Your Time Wisely

    Get used to keeping track of your time in high school and it will pay off for you in college. You might take as few as three or four classes per semester in high school, which is only about 450 minutes per class/per week actually spent in class.  Managing your free time is as important as managing your “busy” time.

    1. Organize!

    Keep a weekly or monthly planner or use a journal. If planners aren’t your thing, try making “to do” lists, or using your phone calendar to keep track of assignments and important dates and events. Relying on “just remembering” can be difficult when your obligations and assignments start to pile on.

    1. Identify How You Learn

    Find out what works for you. Are you a flash card girl? Maybe you’re a guy who writes down vocabulary words 20 times each to learn them. Experiment with new things, but stick to the tried-and-true study skills that have worked for you in the past.

    1. Is There a Better Way to Study?

    A lot of people cram for tests by studying into the wee hours the night before. Take an honest look at your study habits. Repeated, short sessions of studying are much more effective than a six-hour cram session the night before a final.

    1. Catch Some Zzz’s

    Don’t stay up until 4 a.m. studying for a test! It won’t work now and it won’t work later. Sleep has been scientifically documented to be a significant factor on your GPA as well as how well you perform on other tasks.

    1. Attend Class

    While high school attendance is a strict business, it’s good practice. Your classes meet 5 times per week, so they will count that much more. Many teachers only allow 5 absences for the entire semester. Miss more than that and you’re grade sinks – or worse.

    1. Ask Questions

    Don’t be afraid to ask your teachers for help! They aren’t there to scare you; they’re a valuable resource. Students in your class are another great source of information and support. Be sure to exchange phone numbers and email addresses with them during your first few weeks of class. They will not only help with schoolwork, but some of them may even turn into long-time friends.

    1. Make Study Groups

    Studying with other students and working on assignments together can be helpful too. You can clarify points you may not understand, and help others by explaining the parts they find hard. Teaching others may even help you grasp a better understanding of the information as well.

    1. Hone Those Writing Skills

    Learn the fine art of the college essay and also be sure to take notes in class. Writing and note taking are important study skills for high school students transitioning into college. Don’t write everything your teacher says, but be sure to highlight the important points. You can also compare notes in with other students to review parts of the lecture you found difficult or may have missed.

    1. Study Outside

    Don’t just study in the library. Choosing multiple places to study will keep your boredom level low and may even help you perform better on tests


    Teacher Name: Jacqueline Smith                                                                       

    Subject Area: Strategies for Success 

    E-mail:  jacqueline.smith@robeson.k12.nc.us

    Love, understanding, and compassion are not skills you can learn when working in Exceptional Children field. These characteristics come from within the nature of the person. It is important for those who are in my care to know that they can trust me while still being able to take the direction and guidance that I am giving them. I will work very hard to make sure that I am fair with our students/children  because their education, safety, and well-being are our utmost importance. I'm looking forward to working with you and your child this year. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's academic success please do not hesitate to contact me. You can reach me on my email at jacqueline.smith@robeson.k12.nc.us. or 910 671-6050.  I'm very excited about all the possibilities this year will bring us. I hope that we can make the school year a positive and exciting one.



    1st Period: Strategies of Success 

    2nd Period: Planning

    3rd: Strategies of Success

    4th: Strategies of Success 


    Supply List:

    • 1  inch binder
    • Dividers 5)
    • Pencils
    • Blue/Black Ink Pens
    • Highlighters
    • Index Cards
    • Calendar/Agenda Book