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 Language Arts 563 Views 434 Downloads
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 Language Arts 8 Views 25 Downloads
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. Students use this list as they work independently writing four descriptive sentences, each including a different adjective and supporting detail from the text.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 104 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 23 Views 283 Downloads
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 80 Views 744 Downloads
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 Language Arts 172 Views 99 Downloads
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 19 Views 167 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 Language Arts 7 Views 12 Downloads
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 Language Arts 7 Views 13 Downloads
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 12 Views 25 Downloads
Can You Feel the Thunder?
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and summarize the story.
6th - 8th Language Arts 38 Views 448 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Be Whomever I Wish
Famous people who have overcome obstacles are the focus of this language arts and social studies lesson. Pupils are introduced to the concept that they have the ability to overcome obstacles in life. They read selections embedded in the plan about people who have overcome obstacles, then fill out graphic organizers which are also included in the plan.
4th - 6th Language Arts 43 Views 235 Downloads
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 14 Views 9 Downloads
Phonics Help: The Phonic Alphabetic Code Chart
Phonics is a fundamental key to reading success. To help your learners with dyslexia or learning disabilities, try using the phonic alphabetic code chart. The chart and full instructions on how it can be used in the classroom are presented in audio, video, and written formats.
K - 12th Language Arts 123 Views 53 Downloads
French Fairy Tales
La Belle et la Bête! Read the original fairy tale with your Francophones and watch a brief clip from the 1940s film version. As an extension, have learners work in small groups or individually to create a comic book representation of the major events.
9th - 12th Languages 16 Views 82 Downloads
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 10 Views 19 Downloads
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 21 Views 123 Downloads
Intro to Art
Learners 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. Learners utilize the skeleton outline to create their own two point perspective drawings which they share with their class.
3rd - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 64 Downloads