Getting a Paycheck is part of Susan Traugh’s 18-volume Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Written on a high third/low fourth grade level with airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, these workbooks, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence. Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible.
Lessons in Daily Living Skills Getting a Paycheck include: Whose Time is it? What’s an Emergency? Taking Breaks, Social Security Cards, Hourly or Salaried? Overtime, Pay Periods, Gross vs. Net Pay, Deductions, W-4 Forms, Keeping the Job, Bank Accounts, Fiscal Responsibility, Needs vs. Wants, The 50/20/30 Rule, Rainy Day Funds, Cards, Getting Out of Balance, Credit Card Debt, Your Credit Score, Your W-2 Form, Filing Your Taxes. Also included are Parent Verification Letters, answer key and grading sheet.
A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry.
Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Who Am I?, Cleaning House, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Kitchen Basics, Nutrition, Grocery Shopping, Making Meals, Paying Bills, Staying Healthy, Time Management and Transportation, Fair Fighting, Everyday Manners, Making Conversation, Managing Stress, Safe Dating and Getting a Paycheck.