Life Strategies for Teens Bundle | Healthy Habits for Effective Teens

Life Strategies for Teens Bundle | Healthy Habits for Effective Teens

  • $9.99

This bundle will save you 100 + hours of planning and prep.

I used to teach The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and my students genuinely gained skills from Covey's text. After 8 + years of teaching The 7 Habits, I started using Jay McGraw's text: Life Strategies for Teens.

I have found that while Covey and McGraw's texts are both great, and are in fact very similar, Life Strategies for Teens is more accessible for youth, particularly at-risk youth. It uses more teen-friendly language, and the author talks more candidly and uses more real life examples as he talks about the ten life strategies.

My students say they like how McGraw "talks turkey." They also connect to this text better than they do with The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens because they are usually familiar with Dr. Phil from his popular TV show. I explain that the book is written by Dr. Phil's college-age son Jay, and this grabs their attention. 

—Comprehension questions for each chapter in Life Strategies for Teens
—Pre/Post assessment on concepts in text
—60 DOL Paragraphs + teacher/student KEY
—"What the Heck is a Clause" handout 
—Anticipation guide/activity
—Two reflective essay structure guides
—Exemplar essay
—Reflective essay rubric
—Exit ticket
—Reflection feedback handout
—TWENTY paragraph prompts (two for each topic) related to:
Positive Thinking
Goal-Oriented Mindset 

*Each prompt includes a short color-coded structure guide for reference and suggestions to help struggling writers with content and organization (can be edited out for experienced writers).

*Highlighted advanced vocabulary (can be edited out for experienced readers/writers)

* An Editor’s Checklist

* 4-Point Paragraph Rubric

* One Exemplar Paragraph 

* Related Common Core Standards for Grades 7,8, + 9/10

For a FREE SAMPLE of this bundle, download the Habit Loop Lesson Plan free from my shop here:

—Detailed 90 minute lesson plan on The Habit Loop includes: 
* Daily inspirational quote related to habits (can serve as discussion and/or writing
* DOL (daily oral language): One paragraph grammar/mechanics exercise + teacher
* Link to video explaining how habits are formed & broken/ aka "the habit loop"
* Link to article about the habit loop: written by Charles Duhigg
* Habit Loop handout: reflection activity instructing students to identify one habit
they'd like to break, specifying the cue, routine and reward associated with that
* Exemplar Habit Loop handout completed 

Bundle offered in Word format so you can easily edit for your students' needs.

You'll also be directed to receive my free eBook: Birdseed: A Guide to Teaching Emotional Intelligence in the Primary ans Secondary Classroom. Birdseed is endorsed by the MTSS coordinator for The Colorado Department of Education and by positive psychology guru Shawn Achor. (You can have a closer look at Birdseed in my shop too.)

*Soon, I will be uploading a unit plan with detailed daily lesson plans for this text. 

KEYWORDS to help you find me: 
At-risk youth resources and lesson plans, MTSS, PBIS curriculum, Social-emotional health, emotional intelligence, 7 Habits for Teens, mini-lessons, social-emotional domain, emotional intelligence, bell-ringer, daily activity, daily writing activity, inspirational activity, behavior management tools, PSHE, life-skills, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, at-risk teens, at-risk curriculumSeven Habits, Free bell-ringer, free ebook, Guidance, pastoral resources,