Academics

Including Art, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Work Tasks

Making Emerging Writing Fun

I think a lot of us have this kid in our classrooms or on our caseload. He may be cooperative and willing to work on most tasks but the second he even sees a pencil that may hint at a writing task he is escape behavior city. Some kids find writing SO aversive. Your...

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Teaching Grammar: Making It Interactive

I’m sure you know teaching grammar is not easy.  There are so many different rules and exceptions to the rules when teaching grammar lessons.  Plus there are so many grammar areas to target.  It can be overwhelming but one thing that I have found helps when it comes...

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Using Adapted Books with Older Students

Last time I shared with you about using adapted books with our younger students.  Those types of adapted books often have more pictures, repetitive phrases, and target beginning basic concepts.  We can still use adapted books with our older students but we don’t want...

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Intro to Adapted Books

What are adapted books and why should I use them?   Adapted books are books that have been modified in some way and often make it easier for students with disabilities to use but I also find adapted books are more engaging for all students to read and target so many...

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Teaching Categorization Skills

Another important concept for our students to understand is categorization.  This requires our students to recognize and differentiate objects before they can categorize the objects into different groups.  Categorization is the act of sorting and organizing...

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Building Receptive Vocabulary

Receptive language refers to the ability to understand/comprehend language heard or read.  This is evident with our students in their ability to follow directions and recognize names of familiar people, object, and toys.  Initially a child’s receptive language skills...

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Using Visuals to Answer “Wh” Questions

Answering "wh" questions is another important and challenging goal to target with our students.  Answering “wh” questions requires both receptive and expressive language skills.  The student needs to understand and process the different “wh” questions terms and then...

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