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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- Knowing Your Students
- Fairness, Equity & Diversity in the Classroom
- The Classroom Learning Environment
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- Effective Strategies for Reading Instruction
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- Literature Analysis & Interpretation
- Analysis of Nonfiction Texts
- Analysis of Media
- Teaching Vocabulary & Word Choice
- Reading & Writing Assessments
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- The Writing Process
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- Essential Sentence Structure
- Writing Mechanics
- Technology Tools for Teachers
- Research Writing
- Speaking & Listening in the Classroom
- Teaching Inquiry & Questioning Skills
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- Reflection & Growth as a Teacher
- Family & Community Engagement in Education
- Professional Learning Communities
- Advocacy for Students, Families & Education
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