1st Edition

Jumpstart! Study Skills Games and Activities for Active Learning, Ages 7–12

By John Foster Copyright 2017
    130 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    130 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Jumpstart! Study Skills presents a collection of engaging and simple-to-use games and activities that will jumpstart students’ understanding of working independently and as part of a group and how to develop the study skills necessary to succeed at school.

    Providing teachers with a range of practical ideas and strategies to promote active learning in Key Stage 2, the activities in this book will help students to:

    • create plans for investigations and assignments;
    • improve their organisational skills: time management and teamwork;
    • collect data using methods such as observations, surveys and interviews;
    • develop their reading and notetaking skills;
    • engage in meaningful discussions and develop their talk skills;
    • advance their computer skills to sift and record data;
    • create strategies for revising and preparing for tests;
    • analyse data and draw conclusions;
    • improve their ability to write reports;

    • evaluate their own achievements and identify future targets.

    Jumpstart! Study Skills is an essential classroom resource that will encourage children’s development and help teachers to deliver effective lessons that promote active learning in Key Stage 2.


    Chapter 1 Planning investigations and projects

    Chapter 2 Collecting data – observations, surveys and interviews

    Chapter 3 Developing reading skills

    Chapter 4 Note making

    Chapter 5 Developing talk skills

    Chapter 6 Using the computer

    Chapter 7 Developing writing skills

    Chapter 8 Developing organisational skills: Time management and teamwork

    Chapter 9 Revising and preparing for tests

    Chapter 10 Helping children with special needs

    Chapter 11 Summary and other resources


    John Foster taught English for twenty years before becoming a full-time writer and educational consultant. He has written over 100 books for classroom use and is a highly regarded children’s poet and educational adviser.