401 Practical Adaptations for Every Classroom

Author: Beverly Holden Johns
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 163220956X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Award-winning educator Beverley Holden Johns offers a valuable collection of modifications and accommodations for students with special needs. Busy teachers can put these proven strategies to use immediately with minimal time and expense. The author shares her extensive experience in inclusive settings through concise "3 x 5 card" summaries and relevant examples, in concert with: - Hundreds of adaptations for lectures, worksheets, vocabulary instruction, student response, testing, and the classroom environment - Practical coverage of the legal basis for adaptations, including current updates - The role of adaptations in Individualized Education Programs This book is invaluable for teachers who are new to working with students with special needs. All teachers will gain fresh ideas and discover how applying adaptations can snowball into increased student engagement and optimized learning.

Managing the Cycle of Acting Out Behavior in the Classroom

Author: Geoff Colvin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483377652
Format: PDF
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Minimize problem behavior and maximize student success! Acting-out behavior by students manifests in ways that make classroom management and teaching very challenging. Building on a model using seven phases of acting-out behavior presented in the first edition, the newly updated edition draws on new research in applied behavior analysis, sound instructional principles, and functional behavior assessment to deliver a clear roadmap for educators to design interventions in a clear, systematic, and achievable matter. Features include: Managing each phase of the acting-out cycle—from structuring the classroom, to handling escalated behavior, to recovery Case studies that distill concrete action steps from the book’s concepts Checklists, tools, resources, and templates for applying the book’s principles to any classroom

What Really Works With Exceptional Learners

Author: Wendy W. Murawski
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506363490
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your desk reference for success with exceptional students As education trends promote the inclusion of students with special needs, this book is the perfect resource for teachers and administrators who need to know what works…and what doesn’t. With personal experiences, references, and reproducibles, this book identifies evidence-based practices in an easy-access format. The editors and authors examine how special educational needs affect: Content areas like reading and math Specialization areas like autism and learning disabilities Pedagogical areas like culturally responsive practices and accommodations Other critical areas like legal issues, behavior challenges, and home-school collaboration

From Goals to Growth

Author: Lee Ann Jung
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625984
Format: PDF, ePub
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All students deserve research-based, systematic support and a team that is committed to their success. In this book, Lee Ann Jung lays out a growth planning process that integrates seamlessly with existing IEP and Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) structures and is also suitable for any student who has individualized or personalized goals, whether or not that student qualifies for special education services. Here, general education teachers, special education teachers, educational leaders, and related service provides will find a practical approach to creating growth plans that are both meaningful and effective. Learn how to • Select the skills to target. • Determine the settings for intervention and support. • Develop growth attainment scales to ensure accurate and uniform monitoring. • Write measurable goals. • Select and develop interdisciplinary support strategies. • Measure progress and use data to inform your next steps. Stories of students at different grade levels and with various academic and behavioral goals illustrate the process, and full-color interdisciplinary growth plans show how the elements combine to ensure consistent and targeted support in everyday settings, uniform data collection, and easy reporting. Jung’s approach will simplify and unify your school’s support and intervention efforts and help you build a truly inclusive culture, in which the success of all students is the responsibility of all staff.

Planning Effective Instruction Diversity Responsive Methods and Management

Author: Kay M. Price
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337564842
Format: PDF, ePub
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PLANNING EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION: DIVERSITY RESPONSIVE METHODS AND MANAGEMENT, 6th Edition, translates best practice research into practical suggestions for diversity responsive teaching in the classroom. The book is organized around a framework that clarifies the enormous task of being a diversity responsive teacher by helping focus teachers' efforts in planning for diversity. Readers see that what they teach, how they teach, and the context for teaching interact to bring about the success of all students. Written lesson and activity plans that incorporate diversity responsive techniques guide and save time for future instructors. The book -- which integrates InTASC Standards and includes learning objectives -- provides resources and exercises that both lay the foundation for readers' future work and prove useful as tools that they can reference throughout their teaching careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students Grades 2 6

Author: Ruth Swinney
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452236216
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Create unit plans that will empower your EL students Award-winning teacher Ruth Swinney and Harvard graduate Patricia Velasco focus on the careful planning needed to develop the academic language of all students. For English learners especially, it is critically important to integrate language development with content. What makes this book unlike any other is the detailed guidance it provides in: Encouraging verbal expression in the classroom Planning units that link language with content Using shared reading and writing, read alouds, and conversation

Fires in the Middle School Bathroom

Author: Kathleen Cushman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586520
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Following on the heels of the bestselling Fires in the Bathroom, which brought the insights of high school students to teachers and parents, Kathleen Cushman now turns her attention to the crucial and challenging middle grades, joining forces with adolescent psychologist Laura Rogers. As teachers, counselors, and parents cope with the roller coaster of early adolescence, too few stop to ask students what they think about these critical years. Here, middle school students in grades 5 through 8 across the country and from diverse ethnic backgrounds offer insights on what it takes to make classrooms more effective and how to forge stronger relationships between young adolescents and adults. Students tackle such critical topics as social, emotional, and academic pressures; classroom behavior; organization; and preparing for high school. Cushman and Rogers help readers hear and understand the vital messages about adolescent learning that come though in what these students say. This invaluable resource provides a unique window into how middle school students think, feel, and learn, bringing their needs to the forefront of the conversation about education.

Assessing Critical Skills

Author: Jon Mueller
Publisher: Linworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781586832827
Format: PDF, Docs
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Demonstrates how to teach students to improve essential skills in a way that augments standards-driven curriculum, and designed to be a professional development resource for K-12 library media and technology specialists.

Best Practices for Teaching Reading

Author: Randi Stone
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 151072009X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Following the successful format of the companion volumes for teaching writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, Best Practices for Teaching Reading presents firsthand accounts of outstanding instructional strategies and lessons for teaching reading to students in both elementary and secondary school. Randi Stone brings readers into the classrooms of more than twenty-five award-winning teachers who share their unique and creative strategies for reaching elementary and secondary learners with diverse learning styles and abilities. From getting fourth-grade students excited to study Shakespeare to creating “wonder journals” to incorporating reading in the math classroom, these teachers have tried it all! With forty classroom-tested strategies, Best Practices for Teaching Reading provides practical guidance for building students’ decoding and vocabulary skills while developing their comprehension and motivation for reading. This collection of best practices presents useful tips in getting students to: · Get excited about reading · Make connections between different texts · Become effective writers as well as readers · Use literacy skills across the curriculum Veteran and new teachers alike will find an abundance of fresh ideas to teach reading while helping students build confidence, increase academic achievement, and develop critical thinking skills.