Study Skills at Trilogy School

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade


Technology Skills - Grade 6

  • Keyboarding
  • Search engines
  • Organizing information
  • Internet Research
  • Powerpoint
  • Intro to Excel

Technology Skills - Grade 7

  • Creating spreadsheets
  • Data analysis
  • Excel Formulas
  • Copyright and Fair Use guidelines

Technology Skills - Grade 8

  • Transferring information from Word to Excel
  • Choosing tables and graphs
  • Typing documents with proper formatting

Critical Thinking Skills - Grade 6

  • Notetaking/cursive/outlining
  • Flashcards/test preparation
  • Logic
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Test taking
  • Context Clues/Textbook reading
  • Learning Styles

Critical Thinking Skills - Grade 7

  • Exploring different points of view
  • Main idea vs. details
  • Debating skills
  • Oral presentations
  • Avoiding procrastination
  • Time management

Critical Thinking Skills - Grade 8

  • Newspaper reading skills
  • Current events
  • More in depth instruction in all areas

Social Skills - Grade 6

  • Conflict resolution
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Bullying
  • Friendships
  • Self-advocacy
  • Self-control
  • Etiquette
  • Compensatory strategies
  • Personal space
  • Hygiene

Social Skills - Grade 7

  • Appropriate interaction with adults
  • Effective communication with adults and peers
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Body Language
  • Appropriate situational behavior

Social Skills - Grade 8

  • Stress management
  • Transition into a larger setting
  • Setting expectations
  • Peer pressure
  • Finding your niche in high school
  • Time management
  • Agenda management
  • Drugs and alcohol

Reference Skills - Grade 6

  • Calendar
  • Dictionary
  • Phone Books/directories
  • Menus
  • Maps/Atlas
  • Graphs
  • Indexes
  • Compass
  • Following directions

Reference Skills - Grade 7

  • Developing timelines for projects
  • Planning
  • Proofreading/editing
  • Citing information guidelines from Internet

Reference Skills - Grade 8

  • Build upon existing strategies