Students from elementary to secondary school have listening, speaking, reading and writing vocabulary lists that they use daily in and out of the classroom. Capitalize on all the different ways students absorb new vocabulary and build on their memorization skills.
Word problems are usually the first ones skipped and left blank on a test and in homework assignments. For the most part students just don’t get word problems. Showing students how to solve word problems using words and calculations can help them score better on tests and become more confident.
When students with special needs have reading deficiencies that aren’t addressed and yet are asked to participate in a mainstream reading lesson without modifications or accommodations, teachers can predict the outcome. Keep reading to see how teachers can create a different outcome.
Students are required to read a diversity of books, handouts, articles, writings, essays and the daily agenda on the board. In addition, students listen and communicate in various mediums providing copious amounts of details to tell a story, provide a defense or keep a friend. All details, details..
Finding proactive strategies for disruptive student behavior is one read away. Read on to discover more about positive disciplining, the golden grail of classroom management.
Let’s face it, stress is everywhere. However, students with special needs may experience an increased amount of stress due to academic and behavioral challenges in the classroom. Teachers can incorporate social learning strategies dealing with stress as a natural inclusion in lesson design. Read on.
Fractions are everywhere, so teaching elementary students the basic steps in problem solving word problems and fraction equations will provide a math foundation that will be used in future math applications. So what is 1/2 of 1/4 anyway? If you know how to solve fractions this one is easy.
Everyone has a poem inside that with a little encouragement and inspiration can create a life-long love for writing poetry. This Lesson Plan will give you ways to incorporate writing seasonal poems in your classroom.
Having an extensive vocabulary creates a rich toolkit of usable words for any student. In special education classrooms, showing students with special needs how to use words to visually paint a picture of thoughts, emotions, feelings in sharing stories and writing essays can open up their word.
Details, details, details…ah, the details can make a conversation or piece of writing interesting or something to avoid. Helping students with special needs to hear the details in a verbal reading or include them in writing can help them become more focused on the details in everyday life.
We all make inferences in our conversations and in our writing. In the classroom, teachers can teach students with special needs how to create further context of what’s not stated by asking clarity questions. Inferences are guesses that help provide additional information and understanding. Read on!
Teaching students with special needs the concepts of weights can be as simple as comparing units of measure for typical items in the classroom, around the house or in the community. By using two units of measurement; ounces and pounds, students can have fun making sense out of measurements.
Creating holiday poetry activities can give students with special needs a sense of real power and beauty with words that can be shaped into poems that are as unique as your student poets. Poetry is inspirational and can be used to enhance reading, writing, and observation skills for learners.
Johnny is bright, articulate and highly disorganized. Organizational interventions for special education students like Johnny can mean the difference between success and complete failure in the classroom. Read on to learn how better organization can increase study skills and learning in your class.
There are lists of terms and acronyms that define special education programs. In this article, the list will be demystified for frequently used words that can make the difference in providing services and effective instruction for students, teachers and parents.
One of the biggest struggles for special education students is finding the right word for a written assignment, a presentation, or a typical conversation. Having a study guide of descriptive words can increase vocabulary and decrease a student’s anxiety in finding the right word at the right time.
Reading a story, book, article, directions, outlines or any contextual material that require an understanding of reading content can be daunting. Using cluster maps and storyboards, students needing modified reading instruction can fully understand the context and the lesson goals in your classroom.