Learning Disabilities Teacher Resources
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Daily Lesson Plan for a Struggling Reader
Strategy-based programs that are executed with consistency are the best for achieving growth in any learner with a learning disability. Here is a seven-step lesson plan that is highly structured and is intended to help learners with significant struggles in reading.
K - 8th English Language Arts
Using Poetry in Teaching Reading to Special Education Students
A series of well-written activities, these lessons prompt middle schoolers reading below grade level (at a second, third, or fourth grade level) to use poetry to practice basic reading skills. They rhyme, build words, make inferences, and practice phonics skills.
6th - 9th Special Education & Programs
Simple Preparation Can Improve Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension is key to success in nearly every subject in school, but how do you improve comprehension in a pupil with dyslexia? Here are several tips that define ways in which educators can provide strategies to improve overall comprehension.
K - 12th English Language Arts
Using Multi-Sensory Techniques in Decoding and Encoding Words with /e/
Focused on providing tools for his learning disabled students, this educator created a comprehensive learning plan. Pupils grades K-2 will view a video, use sand and letter tiles to write the letter e, and will work in groups to practice blending words.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Descriptive Writing Using the Book Rumpelstiltskin
Use the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin to teach your third grade class about descriptive writing. Following a teacher read-aloud of the story, the class brainstorms a list of adjectives describing the main character. Young scholars use this list as they work independently writing four descriptive sentences, each including a different adjective and supporting detail from the text.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Phonemic Awareness of Short Vowel Sounds
Get those kids ready to read with increased phonemic awareness! Children in grades K-2 will participate in a variety of stimulating activities to practice sounding out, identifying, and reading simple cvc words. Pupils will sign, sing, read, and write short vowel sounds, then put it all together by playing the game Word Maker.
K - 2nd Special Education & Programs CCSS: Adaptable
Multiplication Using the Vaughn Cube
Learning basic math skills is a must, but it may not be that easy for pupils with learning disabilities. This multiplication lesson uses the Vaughn Cube to help 3rd graders solve single-digit multiplication problems through pictorial associations.
3rd Special Education & Programs
Walking in Their Shoes
Students explore the challenges of those who have "learning disabilities." They develop a storyboard and create a video which depicts learning disabled students coping with life. Special effects are added to the video scenes, as well as titles and closing credits.
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Chopin was a lovely composer who played the piano masterfully. Third graders are introduced to Chopin, his piano sounds, triple meter, music patterns, movement, and the waltz. They listen to his music while hearing the story Butterflies Fly, they then move in time to the music to show what triple meter looks like.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Literature and Art Through Our Eyes: African-American Artists
Examine the contributions of African-Americans in the worlds of art and literature. Over the course of a few days, young scholars will read and analyze a poem, a short story, and a piece of art. They complete a range of comprehension-building activities, including writing poetry based on their reflections, comparing different people groups through a graph, and creating a class mural.
3rd - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Math in English Skills III Exercise Book: Understanding Fractions
Fractions can be tricky, and there is no better way to tackle tricky topics than with a visual representation. Intended for learners in grades two and three, this set of printable worksheets provides a variety of fractions represented in several different visual formats.
1st - 6th Math
Seventh and eighth graders solve math problems where they multiply positive and negative integers. In this multiplication lesson plan, learners use slate boards to complete problems. The step-by-step plan tells you what to write and say to the class as you teach this foundational skill.
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Drama: Learn A Lesson from the Lion
Reading is reading, whether it's for drama or English class. Boost reading fluency, accuracy, intonation, and comprehension while fostering creative acting skills. Kids read the provided tale of "The Lion and the Mouse" several times in small groups, they then perform the story for the class.
1st Visual & Performing Arts
Character Development Project
Read Dangerous Minds with your language learning disabled pupils to identify characteristics and connect to literature. This is a specific activity intended for use with the suggested book. The class uses a character map as a way to compose their own chapter or journal entry for the book they have read.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
A Girl Named Helen Keller
Students explore human behavior by reading a biography about Helen Keller. In this learning disabilities lesson, students read the book A Girl Named Helen Keller and identify the diseases she was stricken with and the determination it took to achieve success.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Music: Sounds on the Farm
Singing is a great way to build memory, music, and verbal communication skills. Little ones sing the song, "Old Mac Donald had a Farm." They make the sounds of each animal on the farm paying attention to signaling cues, singing high, and singing low.
Pre-K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Intro to Art
Students explore illusions by drawing and viewing images in class. In this art perspective lesson, students analyze a skeleton outline drawing which demonstrates the ability to draw in a two point perspective. Students utilize the skeleton outline to create their own two point perspective drawings which they share with their class.
3rd - 9th Visual & Performing Arts