Middle M/J Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Learning Strategies
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
2 segments/32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date
Recommended for 7th and 8th grade students.
The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop learning strategies, critical-thinking skills, and problem-solving skills to enhance their performance in academic and nonacademic endeavors.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description of this course:
- Time management
- Personal learning style
- Types of tests
- Reviewing strategies
- Memory triggers
- Memory tools
- Study techniques
- Right/left brain
- Multiple modalities
- Oral communication
- Goals (short and long term)
- Flexibility, balance, prioritizing
- Eye focus
- Main idea, details
- Point of view
- Note taking strategies
- Mind mapping
- Pre-, during-, and post-reading strategies
- Creative and critical aspects of writing
- Reference materials
- Fact and opinion
- Validity and reliability of sources
- Formal and informal language
- Introduction, body, conclusion
- Prewriting, drafting, revising, publishing
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
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