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Bridgeport High School
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515 Johnson Avenue

Bridgeport, WV  26330



Mrs. Jennifer Cole

Special Education  Room 113

Class Schedule:

1st Block = Collaborative English 12 with Mr. Brown in room 104

2nd Block = Collaborative Geometry with Mrs. Ramsey in room 206

3rd Block = Collaborative English 9 with Mr. Elliott in room 105

4th Block= Learning Skills in room 113

Jennifer Cole

Mrs. Cole is a resident of Bridgeport and has been teaching at BHS for the past 9 years. She feels blessed to be a part of this amazing community.

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Contact Information:

326-7137 ext. 4513 or via email:

Course Description

The purpose of a Study Skills and Resource class is skill development. The students placed in this course have been identified by having an IEP and the legal document states that the student needs extra training or teaching of specific skills.

Skill training is to involve:

  • A regular program in study skills, test taking skills, organizational skills, and time management skills.
  • Daily assistance/guidance to the student in how to use a planner on a daily basis and for long-term assignments; help the student plan how to break larger assignments into smaller, more manageable tasks.
  • Helping the student set up a system of organization using color coding by subject area, especially with material that need to be stored in a school locker during the day.
  • Teaching the student how to scan a large test chapter for key information, and how to highlight important selections.
  • Teaching the student efficient methods of proof-reading own work.
  • Displaying and supporting the use of mnemonic strategies to aid memory formation and retrieval.
  • Displaying and supporting the use of vocabulary and comprehension strategies using differentiated instruction.
  • Supporting alternate methods of outlining such as “mind-mapping” or “clustering”

Requirements and Policies

Students are required to bring core class textbooks and assignments that need to be completed or material that needs to be reviewed for quizzes or tests.

Every day students are required to complete the daily assignment sheet. This will consist of a “bell ringer” question getting them to start thinking, and their choice of either completing a short creative writing, or to choose one of the creative drawings or vocabulary builders. If students have core class assignments, then they will write those down and turn in the assignment sheet and begin their core class assignments. This is how students will get their full 100 points daily grade.

If students do not have core class assignments, they will continue with the daily assignment sheet to complete the daily math, daily English, Daily vocabulary with definitions, and using the vocabulary in a sentence. The last section of the assignment sheet is a book summary or newspaper article summary. Students have a choice of a book or the daily newspaper and writing a 6 sentence summary.

Students will attach all assignments to the daily assignment sheet and turn work in for a daily grade worth 100 points.

Work must be completed and turned in for a student to receive a daily grade.

Attendance is very important because the skills and tasks will improve with practice and repetition. Therefore, students will increase their skills if they are in the class to practice.


Contacting the Instructor

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me during my planning at the above phone number or via email.

Please sign below and return this sheet only to me indicating that you have read the syllabus.

                                                          Thank you,

                                                          Mrs. Cole

Student Signature:__________________________________________

Parent Signature: ___________________________________________