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Applying Life Skills, Student Edition

Applying Life Skills, Student Edition

Grade Levels: 8 - 10
By Joan Kelly-Plate and Eddye Eubanks and McGraw-Hill Education
Copyright: 2007
Publication Date: January 13, 2006
MHID: 0078744350
ISBN 13: 9780078744358

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Students will practice and apply strategies to focus their reading and improve comprehension. At the beginning of each chapter, Reading with Purpose helps students focus on key concepts developed in the chapter.

Students learn and apply essential life skills. How To features offer students practical information and hands-on instruction on topics such as protecting personal identity, staying safe on the Internet, selecting quality clothing, and dealing with bullies.

Students use step-by-step instruction from the feature Steps to Success-I Can to practice and apply skills such as taking action against trash, handling stress, being a better listener, and managing time.

Teens Speak engages students by presenting real-life, peer scenarios and asking students how they would respond in a similar situation.

Character Check features show students how building character traits like being respectful, being responsible, showing self-control, using good manners, and listening can positively impact their lives.

Career Link in every chapter focuses on employability skills necessary to be successful while finding and keeping a job. These skills include setting goals, time management, adapting to change, and getting to work on time ready to work.

Applying Life Skills, Student Edition

Unit 1: You and Your World

Chapter 1 Growing and Changing

Chapter 2 Building Character

Chapter 3 Taking Responsible Action

Unit 2: Exploring Careers

Chapter 4 Pathways to Careers

Chapter 5 Workplace Skills

Chapter 6 Entering the World of Work

Unit 3: Building Relationship Skills

Chapter 7 Communication with Others

Chapter 8 Conflict Resolution

Chapter 9 Dealing with Peer Pressure

Chapter 10 Enjoying Friendships

Unit 4: Relating to Family & Children

Chapter 11 Building Strong Families

Chapter 12 Family Challenges

Chapter 13 How Children Grow

Chapter 14 Caring for Children

Chapter 15 Understanding Parenting

Unit 5: Managing Your Life

Chapter 16 The Balancing Act

Chapter 17 Making Consumer Choices

Chapter 18 Living with Technology

Unit 6: Your Health and Wellness

Chapter 19 Staying Healthy & Fit

Chapter 20 Health Risks

Chapter 21 Personal Safety

Unit 7: Food and Nutrition

Chapter 22 How Nutrients Work

Chapter 23 Guidelines for Healthy Eating

Chapter 24 Buying & Storing Food

Chapter 25 Eating Together

Unit 8: Working in the Kitchen

Chapter 26 Kitchen Equipment

Chapter 27 Safety & Sanitation

Chapter 28 Recipes & Measuring

Chapter 29 Quick Meals & Snacks

Chapter 30 Basic Cooking Techniques

Chapter 31 Preparing Grains, Fruits, & Vegetables

Chapter 32 Preparing Protein & Dairy Foods

Unit 9: Clothing

Chapter 33 Clothing that Suits You

Chapter 34 Fibers & Fabrics

Chapter 35 Caring for Clothing

Chapter 36 Preparing to Sew

Chapter 37 Basic Sewing Techniques

Unit 10: Housing & the Environment

Chapter 38 Where You Live

Chapter 39 Decorating Living Space

Chapter 40 Clean & Safe Environments

About the Author

Joan Kelly-Plate

Eddye Eubanks

McGraw-Hill Education

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