What students say about the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum for high school students
What parents say about the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum for high school students
“Reading Life After Birth had such a positive impact on my relationship with my sons. Because I saw pieces of myself in Summers’s story and how she was able to achieve her dreams it gave me the courage to push forward. I share Summer’s story with my sons to help them see that in spite of what life throws at you, with hard work and the right attitude you can be successful. As a single parent I know that the curriculum could help so many of our students. We have to provide our children with the resources that they need to achieve greatness. This curriculum is one of those resources”
How the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education Curriculum Works
The first step is to contact me to discuss the best implementation plan for your school or district. Then educators who will lead the curriculum participate in the Train the Trainer program. They learn how to teach the curriculum based on their own teaching style and unique needs of their students. Educators receive an Instructor Guide as well as a copy of the textbook for the curriculum and a S.O. What! T-shirt. Implementation of the program can be done in-person, virtually, or a combination of both methods at the determination of each educator.
Students receive a Student Workbook and Journal, a copy of the textbook for the curriculum, and a S.O. What! T-shirt which students are encouraged to wear when engaging with the curriculum. The program starts with students sharing a S.O. What! Statement of a current challenge or insecurity. The workbook includes 14 lessons each of which can be taught over one or multiple periods depending on the goals of the facilitator and identified needs of the class/group. The lessons are designed to fit in 60-90 minute blocks and can be scaled up or down to accommodate various group sizes and learning situations. Although many schools allocate 2-3 class meetings per lesson at least one semester for the full curriculum, most schools spread the lessons over a full school year because of the depth of materials covered in the lessons and the interest of the students.
A capstone project concludes the program. Students revisit the key topics of each lesson, perform a job shadowing activity then write and present on what they learned and how they will apply what they learned to their careers and lives in general. In the final activity, students create their So NOW What? Statements where they express how they will move forward from the challenge stated in their S.O. What! Statement.
Bring This Impactful Literacy Curriculum to Your School or District
Contact me to discuss the best implementation plan for the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum in your classroom, school or district. I’ll help you get your students reading, writing, thinking, dreaming, and achieving S.O. What! Success.
Looking for an inspiring, relatable speaker to encourage and motivate your high school students. Bring Summer to your campus in-person or virtually!
Schools using the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum also get the Summer Send-Off program at the conclusion of the curriculum implementation.