Suggestions for Implementation The interactive activities for students on this website are designed to enhance and enrich the LifeSkills Training Middle School curriculum. Each unit contains two activities: one that reviews the unit's concepts (either a crossword puzzle or memory game), and one that tests student comprehension (Self-Check). The crossword puzzle and “Concentration” game appear in alternating units.
Crossword The terms and definitions in each puzzle are drawn from vocabulary used throughout its respective unit. You may want to introduce the puzzle to the class as a group and demonstrate how to highlight the areas to be filled in (see the instructions that appear with the activity). If you assign the activity for homework or extra credit, students can print out and submit their completed puzzles.
Alternative: Print out the puzzle and photocopy it for students to work on in small groups in class.
Concentration In this game, students match terms used in the unit with their definitions. Once the game is finished, students can print out the list of terms and definitions as a refresher. Students can play the game again to better their time; the cards will appear in a different arrangement each time.
If you wish, have students submit the print-out for extra credit or as homework.
Self-Check Each unit has a multiple choice quiz that consists of eight questions covering key unit concepts. Students get immediate feedback on their answer choices and receive a score at the end. If they wish, students can take the quiz more than once until they achieve a perfect score (the questions do not change, though the order of the answers may vary).