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BUILDING LITERACY SKILLS FOR ALL LEARNERS


SIM encompasses more than 30 specific Learning Strategies that can help students overcome specific learning difficulties that impede literacy, from identifying words in text to completing assignments on time to writing complete essays.

Students use SIM Learning Strategies--an approach to learning and using information--to help them understand information and solve problems. Students who do not know or use good learning strategies often learn passively and ultimately fail in school. SIM Learning Strategy instruction focuses on making students active learners.

Writing

SIM writing strategies help students express themselves. These strategies help students write sentences, paragraphs, and themes and monitor their work for errors.

Reading

One line of SIM Learning Strategies concentrates on helping students improve their reading abilities. It includes strategies for learning how to paraphrase critical information, picture information to promote understanding and remembering, ask questions and make predictions about text information, and identify unknown words in text.

Studying

These Learning Strategies help students study information once they acquire it. They include strategies for developing mnemonics and other devices to aid memorization of facts as well as strategies for learning new vocabulary. These strategies help prepare students for tests.

Performance

SIM Learning Strategies related to performance help students complete daily assignments as well as confidently approach and take tests.

Math

The SIM math strategies cover everything from addition to division. They use a concrete-representational-abstract method of instruction to help students master math.

Social and Emotional Learning

SIM includes several series that help students participate effectively in class, work together in teams, organize their desks or lockers, and interact with each other.