Everyday Life

Everyday Life

How to use this guide:

This guide explains how you and your students can use multiple activities to build basic life skills. It includes nine distinct learning plans you can follow and adapt for instruction in a classroom, with a small group, or with individuals. Each plan addresses a specific set of skills students may be interested in learning.

The plans encompass a variety of everyday life skills, ranging from money management to job skills to cooking and more.

Each plan has three (or sometimes four) components:

  1. Objectives: These are the goals learners have entering this course of study. Objectives can help you identify the best plan for your class.

  2. Outcomes: These are the skills learners should have gained after successfully completing the plan.

  3. Learning plan: This is a group of related activities. You can find summaries and links for the activities mentioned in our Tutorial Descriptions lesson, or you can view our All Topics page to find any tutorial you want.
  4. Other tutorials you may want to use: Some of our plans include additional tutorials on our site that you may want to reference or include in the learning plan, depending on the skill levels and needs of your students.

Using our learning plans:

To get started, choose the learning plan that best suits your students’ needs. Once you’ve found a plan, you can customize it to make it more relevant to and appropriate for your learners. This can include:

Learning plans

Working with money

This plan is intended for learners who want to improve their money handling and management skills.

Objectives:

General outcomes:

Counting and Handling Money
Paying and Banking
Money Management

Other GCFLearnFree.org tutorials you may want to use:

Basic math

This plan is ideal for learners who are looking to improve their basic math skills. An emphasis is placed on taking basic math and applying it to real-world situations like money and medication.

Objectives:

General outcomes:

Adding
Counting

Other GCFLearnFree.org tutorials you may want to use:

Job skills

This lesson is designed for learners who are interested in developing skills that will help them to seek, obtain, and/or maintain employment.

Objectives:

General outcomes:

Paperwork and Processes
Counting

Other GCFLearnFree.org tutorials you may want to use:

Basic literacy

This plan is intended for learners who want to improve their reading ability as it applies to real-life scenarios. You may want to supplement this learning path with activities from our Reading program.

Objectives:

General outcomes:

Filling Out Forms
Identifying Important Information

Visual literacy

This is for learners who want to develop the skills of interpreting visual aids like maps and diagrams.

Objectives:

General outcomes:

Reading Maps
Reading Plans

Keeping track of time

This plan is ideal for learners who want to learn how to tell time and manage their time better.

Objectives:

General outcomes:

Telling Time
Using a Schedule

Grocery shopping

This plan is intended for learners who are looking to build skills commonly used in grocery stores, including locating food, interpreting nutritional information, and using various payment methods.

Objectives:

General outcomes:

Selecting and Finding Food
Paying

Cooking

This plan is for learners who want to gain and improve their cooking skills. This includes both proper cooking methods and safety precautions to take while cooking.

Objectives:

General outcomes:

Cooking Basics
Fire Safety

Health and safety

This plan is intended for learners who want to educate themselves on proper health and safety practices.

Objectives:

General outcomes:

Managing Medicine
Fire Safety