These websites and
Modification Ideas provide
parents, educators, and administrators who
are searching for resources and research, tips and tools to
better educate and reach children with learning challenges.
Soft Skills Training
Making & Keeping Friends
Using Technology to Enhance Engaged Learning for At-Risk Students
Graphic Organizer Links:
Special Education Links @ the OOPS Page
Discipline Help: You Can Handle Them All
The Behavior Home Page
Federation for Children with Special Needs
Federal Resource Center for Special Educators: http://dssc.org/frc
WAYS TO MODIFY LESSONS & ASSIGNMENTS1. Obtain accessible materials for the learning level of all students.
2. Utilize highlighters for students to mark passages, key words
3. Provide a Word Bank
4. Reduce Choices on Mulitple Choice Test
5. Provide Before School or After School Tutoring
6. Offer an Option for Students to key or write only the answers on a quiz.
7. Offer an oral option for test and quizzes; students may record their answers in a tape recorder.
8. Modify the amount (such as odd or even answer choices) that the student may answer on homework, or class assignments or tests.
9. Provide a Product List for students to choose how they will represent their learning.
10. Encourage peer review and peer tutoring.
11. Offer a Correction Option on assignments, quizzes, test. (Students write question and answer)
12. Students who correct missed questions receive extra points.
13. Provide extra time for assignments, tests, quizzes.
14. Provide take-home test quizzes.
15. Allow students to select from a range of jobs or assignments to complete, (i.e. the best 3 out of 5 book reports, timed writings, pop quizzes, etc.)
16. List assignments or extra credit on Internet resources such as Schoolnotes (www.schoolnotes.com) or Eboard (www.eboard.com).
17. Post or provide study guides, study cards, review sheets.
18. Divide long assignments such as research papers into smaller segments.
19. Adjust the seating chart to accomodate student needs and learning styles.
20. Provide Graphic Organizers, such as Mindmaps to help students with connecting concepts and notetaking.
21. Grade student assignment sheets to encourage students to record your daily assignments.
22. Provide colored transparency strips for students to underscore important sections of an assignment, vocabulary words, main idea, foreign language terms, equation answers, etc...
23. Have a class or parent volunteer read assignment directions into a tape recorder. Also use online story websites:
Storyline Online: http://www.storylineonline.net/
24. Provide a study corral or learning station in your room for students needing additional concentration.
25. When possible, strive to increase learning mastery opportunities; move away from "only 1 right answer."
26. Check frequently with Special Education or Content Mastery colleague for new ideas and approaches.
27. Use Microsoft Reader: http://www.microsoft.com/reader/default.asp
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