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  1. Teaching Highlights Sarah Orvis SPED 611 Fall 2009

  2. The Students • 8th Grade Social Studies and Language Arts • Resource class with 6 students • Inclusion class with 15 students • 50 minute periods 4 days/week • Make that 3 days/week with furloughs! • Focus on retention

  3. Scaffolding Content Material Textbook Adaptations Graphic Organizers Study Guides Audio Tapes The Strategies

  4. Scaffolding • Adding supports to aid students in mastering new skills • Systematically build information beginning with what they already know • Scaffolding can be applied to any academic task

  5. Scaffolding-Content • Content Scaffolding • Accessing prior knowledge • Using familiar examples • Familiarity increases retention! • In my classroom, • Used when teaching paragraphing skills • Started with a paragraph about their pet • Then, two paragraph reading responses • Now, five paragraph essay on in-class reading

  6. Scaffolding-Material • Material Scaffolding • Written prompts • Cue sheets • Guided examples • In my classroom, • Graphic Organizers • 1st complete • 2nd some cues • 3rd blank

  7. Textbook Adaptations • Because we have so little instructional time this year, I like to spend class time doing activities or having discussions • Much reading is done for homework or in study hall • Poor reading skills lead to poor comprehension • Solution: Textbook Accommodations! • Can be used with students of all ability levels

  8. Textbook Adaptations • Study Guides • Work best for higher-functioning readers • Outline form • Provides headings and vocabulary from the book to guide note-taking • Highlights important topics and information

  9. Textbook Adaptations • Graphic Organizers • Works well for middle to low performing readers, but are good for all! • Like the study guide, but more concise and visually stimulating • Great for making connections and comparisons

  10. Textbook Adaptations • Audio Tapes/CD’s • Great for students with greater needs • Reading • Memory • Attention • Use in conjunction with graphic organizers • Requires scaffolding to implement • Work well in learning stations • Great for Furlough Fridays!

  11. Resources • Scaffolding • http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/sca/challenge.htm • http://www.carla.umn.edu/immersion/ACIE/vol8/2005BRIDGE8.2.pdf • Textbook Adaptations • Pg 238 in Prater text • Graphic Organizers • http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/