Strategies

Comparisons of Characteristics of Gifted Students and Twice-Exceptional Students

This week’s Tool of the Week, “Comparisons of Characteristics of Gifted Students and Twice-Exceptional Students,” can help you identify if a student needs further support. The table  is a compilation of characteristics and behaviors that are associated with giftedness that, and includes a column about how a disability may influence that behavior. This tool comes from “Beyond Stereotypes: Understanding, Recognizing, and Working With Twice-Exceptional Learners,” from TEACHING ...

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Developing Narrative Writing: Story Pitch Graphic Organizer

This week’s Tool of the Week, a “Story Pitch Graphic Organizer,” helps your students develop their narrative writing skills by creating a plan to interest readers in their stories. This tool comes from “The Digital Media Writing Project: Connecting to the Common Core,” from TEACHING Exceptional Children 46.1.

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Using Embedded Instruction to Enhance Social-Emotional Skills

This week’s Tool of the Week, “Tips for Teachers: Using Embedded Instruction to Enhance Social-Emotional Skills,” from Friendship 101:  Helping Students Build Social Competence, shows you each component of embedded instruction focusing on what to teach, when to teach, how to teach and how to evaluate.  

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Peer Support Arrangements as an Evidence Based Practice

This week’s Tool of the Week, “Peer Support Arrangements as an Evidence Based Practice,” will help you implement a peer support system in your inclusive classroom and help your students develop social skills and friendships. This tool comes from Friendship 101: Helping Students Build Social Competence.

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Identifying Street Signs/Signals in the Community

Use this week’s Tool to create a lesson for helping students understand street signs and signals at a crosswalk or in the community. This Tool of the Week comes from Getting Around Town: Teaching Community Mobility Skills to Students With Disabilities.

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Exploring Science and Literature with The Lorax

This week’s Tool is a lesson plan built around Dr. Suess book, The Lorax, which explores scientific ideas within literacy. Organized around Bloom’s Taxonomy to support a range of thinking levels and to scaffold learning, these materials incorporating 32 popular children’s books can enable a teacher to create a higher-level thinking environment around literature connected with science which motivates reluctant ...

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Routine for Word Problem Solving

This week’s Tools offers steps, including strategies, implementation, and suggestion use, for teaching word problem solving to students with autism spectrum disorders. This Tool of the Week comes from A Guide to Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Sample RTI Model

This week’s Tool shows a sample RTI model of the three-tier prevention system used. This Tool of the Week comes from Responsiveness to Intervention: A Collection of Articles From TEACHING Exceptional Children.

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Adult Outcomes: Incorporating the Transition Plan into the Student IEP

Students with disabilities need opportunities to gain employability skills, learn about career opportunities, and participate in career and technical training. This week’s tool, “Adult Outcomes: Incorporating the Transition Plan into the Student IEP,” helps guide the process and give examples of how best to incorporate desired adult outcomes. This Tool of the Week comes from Integrating Transition Planning into the ...

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Possible Factors Behind Parent Opposition

Use this week’s Tool to help identify common opposition issues from parents and possible factors behind their opposition. This Tool of the Week comes from Engaging and Empowering Families in Secondary Transition: A Practitioner’s Guide.

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