Adaptations across all curricular areas


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Adaptations across all curricular areas

  1. 1. Making Adaptations Across All Curricular Areas
  2. 2. What do you think adaptations are?
  3. 3. Adaptations are: <ul><li>Changes we can make to an assignment or assessment to help children be more successful but keeping the assignment/assessment RIGOROUS! </li></ul>
  4. 4. After today’s session you will go away with the knowledge on how to make the following adaptations to your assignments or assessments: <ul><li>Spacing </li></ul><ul><li>Process Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Chunking </li></ul><ul><li>Cloze Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Reading adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions (bulleting, checks, reduce wording of instructions) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce # of problems </li></ul>
  5. 5. SPACING <ul><li>Adding lots of space throughout an assignment/assessment will help special needs students get less confused. </li></ul><ul><li>It will help students focus just on what you want them to focus on. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Process Guides <ul><li>These are step by step directions or lists of what a child is expected to do so he/she can check off he steps after he/she completes on at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>This helps students understand exactly what they are expected to do. </li></ul><ul><li>This also helps students focus on the important parts of the assignments especially larger assignments. </li></ul>
  7. 7. CHUNKING <ul><li>Chunking is a way to place important information in a specific place for children to just focus on just the important information. </li></ul>
  8. 8. CLOZE PROCEDURE <ul><li>This procedure is when a teacher takes words out of a paragraph and requires a student to fill in the words that are missing. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can be given choices for the missing words or they can be required to just fill in the words from a reading selection or a movie just watched. </li></ul><ul><li>This can also be used to take notes in sentences as well. It will help to keep students paying attention and on task. </li></ul>
  9. 9. READING ADAPTATIONS <ul><li>This is when you give a child reading material within their reading ability on the same topic the other children are expected to be reading. </li></ul><ul><li>It is ok to have more than one reading selection in the classroom, but expect them to gain the same overall material. </li></ul>
  10. 10. INSTRUCTIONS <ul><li>Ways to adapt instructions to help students focus on what you really want them to know (bulleting, checks, reduce wording of instructions) </li></ul>
  11. 11. REDUCE # OF PROBLEMS <ul><li>This helps students to focus on just the problems necessary to determine their knowledge in the subject area. Make sure to place at least one problem you plan on assessing. </li></ul><ul><li>Students do not need to do 5 problems of the same kind to show the teacher they understand the concept. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions? <ul><li>Remember if you need further assistance to make any of these adaptations please contact your special education case manager so they can help you to adapt the materials to meet the needs of each specific student. </li></ul>