Ch 5: Teaching Special Populations

About This Chapter

This chapter contains a series of lessons on teaching special populations. This includes special needs students and English language learners as well as gifted students.

Teaching Special Populations - Chapter Summary

Your study of these lessons will improve your knowledge of and ability to teach special populations of students. Get familiar with strategies for teaching reading to students with learning disabilities as well as ELL students. Other lesson topics focus on:

  • The education of special needs students
  • Teaching English language learners how to write
  • Best practices for teachers working with gifted students

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5 Lessons in Chapter 5: Teaching Special Populations
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Educating Students with Special Needs

1. Educating Students with Special Needs

Educating students with special needs might require some changes and accommodations in the mainstream classroom to meet their particular needs. Learn about the different ways a teacher has to teach students with special needs, including setting a least restrictive environment and doing some accommodations and modifications in the classroom.

Reading Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

2. Reading Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

We'll define the terms decoding, fluency, and comprehension. We'll also list common errors that students with reading disabilities make with these skills, and address direct instruction methods teachers can use to assist these students.

Teaching ELL Students to Read

3. Teaching ELL Students to Read

There has been an increase in the number of English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom. This lesson highlights ways to teach ELLs to become successful readers.

Teaching Writing to English Language Learners

4. Teaching Writing to English Language Learners

When you think of teaching writing to English language learners, do you draw a blank on how to support the process? This lesson gives you practical tips and ideas for activities to use in the classroom.

Best Practices for Teaching Gifted Students

5. Best Practices for Teaching Gifted Students

Teaching gifted students can be a tremendous privilege, but it can also be a challenge. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the ways a teacher can meet the needs of gifted learners. You'll also learn about what not to do with the gifted students you encounter.

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