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Language Arts & Special Education - Chapter Summary
Our teacher resource chapter provides you with lesson plans and resources to use to teach language arts subjects to special education students. Topics covered here include teaching language arts to students with hyperlexia, Down's Syndrome, cerebral palsy and severe disabilities. You'll access lesson plans, guided reading activities and strategies for teaching literacy, reading and writing. These tools are accessible to you 24 hours a day on any mobile device or computer for convenient classroom planning.
How It Helps
- Provides specific approaches: Rather than a 'one size fits all' curriculum that you need to tailor to your students, these resources address the very specific requirements for a variety of special needs.
- Makes planning easy: With these lesson plans and resources, you can quickly update your curriculum without the hassle of research and planning.
- Meets educational standards: This professionally designed chapter takes the guess work out of curriculum planning and meets all the appropriate educational standards.
How It Works
This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning language arts lessons for special needs students easy.
- Use lesson plan outlines for specific language arts topics you want to cover in class.
- Formulate your special education class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
- Share the related language arts lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
- Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important language arts concepts from the lessons.
- Engage your students with relevant language arts-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.
1. Figurative Language Lesson Plan for Special Education
What is the easiest way to add a lot of great description to your writing? Figurative Language. In this lesson we will explore several elements of Figurative Language as well as its many uses.
2. Reading Intervention Lesson Plan Template
Planning intervention lessons can be tricky and confusing. This lesson offers you a template to work with when you are trying to create lessons that will help your struggling readers grow.
3. Hyperlexia & Reading Comprehension
Teaching students with hyperlexia, or a precocious ability to decode text, can be an interesting challenge. This lesson discusses the relationship between hyperlexia and reading comprehension.
4. Teaching Children with Hyperlexia
Teaching children with hyperlexia can be a challenge as well as a unique and rewarding opportunity. This lesson discusses what hyperlexia is and how it can impact children's learning and your teaching strategies.
5. Guided Reading Strategies for Special Education Students
Guided reading is a common practice in many elementary school classrooms. This lesson looks at some ways we can help students with disabilities succeed in guided reading groups.
6. Cerebral Palsy Writing Difficulties
People with cerebral palsy often struggle with writing. This lesson will explain some of the challenges students face with handwriting and writing production, as well as exploring what you can do as a teacher to help them feel competent and confident.
7. Writing Activities for Students with Down Syndrome
Many children with Down Syndrome are highly capable of expressing themselves through writing, but they might need special direction and practice. These activities will help you meet your students' writing needs.
8. Teaching Sight Words to Students with Learning Disabilities
Are you looking for new and exciting ways to teach sight words to students with learning disabilities? If so, this is the lesson for you! Here, you will find fun strategies for getting your students to recognize and retain their sight words.
9. Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities
For students with severe disabilities, one of the greatest needs is often communication skills. In this lesson, learn several ways to teach communication skills to your students with severe disabilities.
10. Teaching Literacy to Students with Severe Disabilities
It can be challenging to plan instruction that meets the needs of students with severe disabilities. This lesson is designed to jump start your thinking about how to teach literacy to students with severe disabilities.
11. Teaching Special Ed Students How to Write a Paragraph
Writing a paragraph is an important skill for all students to master, but may be especially challenging for those with disabilities. This lesson will give you some ideas of how to help special education students practice writing paragraphs.
12. Reading Intervention Activities for Kids
Reading intervention activities can help you bridge the gap for struggling readers. These activities are designed for the elementary classroom and each one can be guided by the teacher or a peer with strong reading skills.
13. Occupational Therapy Handwriting Activities for Kids
The process of handwriting can be very difficult for some students. This asset includes multiple activities to help students practice letter formation as well as strengthen their writing muscles.
14. Figurative Language Unit Plan
This elementary unit on figurative language introduces students to similes, metaphors, hyperbole, idiom, and personification. The unit focuses on identifying and writing these types of figurative language.
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Other chapters within the Resources for Teaching Special Education course
- Social Skills & Special Education
- Life Skills & Special Education
- Teaching Special Education
- Math Instruction in Special Education
- Music & Art in Special Education
- Special Education for Adults with Disabilities
- Advocacy in Special Education
- Response to Intervention (RTI) Strategies & Information
- Speech Therapy Activities & Materials
- Special Education Classroom Strategies
- IEP Goals & Meeting Resources
- Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Teachers
- 504 Plans Examples & Information
- Language Disorders Resources