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1 The Exceptional School: The Exceptional School: Adapting Lessons to Meet Your Students’ Needs Katie Kier, Librarian Rachel Brown, Librarian Wilder Middle School Colonial Trail Elementary School kakier@henrico.k12.va.uskakier@henrico.k12.va.us rpbrown@henrico.k12.va.usrpbrown@henrico.k12.va.us

2 Definitions -www.imdetermined.orgwww.imdetermined.org -http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/ 1. ASD- Autism Spectrum Disorder 2. EBD- Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 3. ED- Emotionally Disturbed; Emotional Disorders 4. ID- Intellectual Disability 5. OHI- Other Health Impairments 6. SLD- Specific Learning Disability

3 Quick Tips… - Routine. Routine. Routine. - seating assignments/partner work - songs - book parts - Consistency - Don’t say what you don’t mean - Be prepared to repeat yourself - Exude excitement! - Collaboration is key! - teachers - librarians - big books - videos - room parents - donations - Be calm. - Expect the (un)expected.

4 …and tricks - Reading buddies - picture walk - sit and enjoy - Assessments - thumbs up or thumbs down - smiley faces - sticky notes (one word) - Include a note - how are you helping their students? - Specific students = specific skills - Carry a camera - documentation - Parent Nights - blog - Try something new - smaller classes

5 IEP Breakdown - Access to the Present Level of Performance and Goals of SWD (students with disabilities) - a present level paints a picture of each child so you know their strengths and weaknesses - Binder of IEP forms - quick reference - pacing guides

6 Sample Lesson Ideas 1. Severe and Profound - music/sound - bright colors - textures 2. Autism/Nonverbal - music or follow along - interactive books and crafts 3. ID - simple games - repetition 4. ED - single and group activities - be careful with competitions

7 1. Severe and Profound - Jingle Bells - craft sticks - glue - glitter - bells - Ziploc baggies

8 1. Severe and Profound - The Very Hungry Caterpillar - paper plates - dotters - glue

9 1. Severe and Profound

10 - Porcupining: a prickly love story - porcupine outline - red and pink paint - plastic forks - small cups - small red hearts

11 1. Severe and Profound - Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson - glitter (silver or white) - Ziploc baggies - shaving cream - 2 black circles - 1 orange triangle - 1 black hat

12 1. Severe and Profound

13 SOLs 1. Jingle Bells/Frosty the Snowman English K.1b The student will demonstrate growth in the use of oral language by participating in a variety of oral language activities including choral and echo speaking and recitation of short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated word order patterns. 2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Science K.7a The student will investigate and understand basic needs and life processes of plants and animals including that animals need adequate food, water, shelter, air, and space to survive. 3. Porcupining English K.9b The student will demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts including relating previous experiences to what is read.

14 2. Autism/Nonverbal - There Was an Old Lady Who… - tissue box - construction paper - Sorting (color, size) - Discovery bottles - empty container - beans or rice - hidden items - Leonardo the Terrible Monster - lunch bags

15 2. Autism/Nonverbal SOLs 1. Old Lady English K.1a-b The student will demonstrate growth in the use of oral language by a) listening to a variety of literary forms, including stories and poems. b) participating in a variety of oral language activities including choral and echo speaking and recitation of short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated word order patterns. 2. Sorting Math K.15 The student will sort and classify objects according to attributes. 3. Discovery bottles Science 1.1c The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning in which objects or events are classified and arranged according to characteristics or properties. 4. Leonardo English K.9e The student will demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts by using story language in discussions and retellings.

16 3. ID - Patty’s Pumpkin Patch - paper plates - tissue paper - glue

17 3. ID - The Magic Hat bingo game - clip art - sight words - pictures and words - different versions - laminate - Reader’s Theatre with The Hat by Jan Brett - paper plates - craft sticks

18 3. ID SOLs 1. Patty’s Pumpkin Patch English K.4 Students will identify, say, segment, and blend various units of speech sounds by identifying and producing words that rhyme. 2. Magic Hat English K.9c Students will demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts by using pictures to make predictions. 3. Reader’s Theater English 2.1b The student will demonstrate an understanding of oral language structure by creating and participating in oral dramatic activities.

19 4. ED - Poetry bag - bag or container - small items - eye cover - paper - marker

20 4. ED - March Madness geography - blank notecards - USA map - ribbon - markers - computers - list of NCAA teams - push pins

21 4. ED

22 - “I Wonder” - photos - paper - essential questions

23 4. ED SOLs 1. Poetry Bag English 4.7e The student will write cohesively for a variety of purposes by recognizing different modes of writing have different patterns of organization. Science K.4c The student will investigate and understand that the position, motion, and physical properties of an object can be described by the texture and feel of objects. 2. March Madness Geography 1.4d The student will develop map skills by a) recognizing basic map symbols, including references to land, water, cities, and roads d) locating Richmond, the capital of Virginia, on a United States map. 3. “I Wonder” English 4.6a The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts by using text structures, such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information in both print and digital texts.

24 Lesson Topics - Seasons - Holidays - Classic books  The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Author studies  Jan Brett (winter) - Animals - Food/Clothing/Home - Special events (March Madness)

25 Checklist for Library Projects - Title - Author - Date - Activity Description

26 Idea Inspiration - Pinterest (www.pinterest.com)www.pinterest.com - Etsy - Google - Other teachers - Other librarians - Blogs - conferences - Dollar Store/Target/Michaels - Mailbox magazine - e-books (Tumblebooks) - Facebook pages - WeAreTeachers - Teaching Ideas - The Teacher’s Corner - Surviving a Teacher’s Salary - Library Patch - Special Education Resources for Kids

27 Supply List - Paper plates - Glue sticks - Craft sticks - Jumbo crayons - Construction paper - Yarn - Magnets - Ziploc baggies - Pipe cleaners - Googly eyes - paint - Dollar Store trinkets - Pom poms - Jingle bells - Cotton balls - Coffee filters - Foam art brushes - Nursery rhyme CDs - Single hole punch - pre-cut foam shapes - Plastic silverware - Lunch bags - DOT art markers - glitter

28 Online Resources - “100 Best Video Sites for Teachers” http://www.edudemic.com/best-video-sites-for-teachers/ - Bingo Cards https://bingobaker.com/ - “25 Books with Crafts to Match” http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/05/25- books-with-crafts-to-match.htmlhttp://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/05/25- books-with-crafts-to-match.html - “A Year of Preschool Books and Activities” http://www.readingconfetti.com/2013/08/a-year-of-preschool-books-activities.html http://www.readingconfetti.com/2013/08/a-year-of-preschool-books-activities.html - Dollar Store Items to Use in Play http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2012/05/100- things-you-can-purchase-from-dollar.html?m=1http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2012/05/100- things-you-can-purchase-from-dollar.html?m=1 - AASL Best Apps http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-appshttp://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-apps

29 What do the teachers say? - Patience. Make the library a fun place, since most of our kids do not prefer reading or reading for enjoyment. Allow them to earn rewards for doing exceptional work/activities. - Be open, be prepared, be kind, be firm. - Be flexible to their individual learning needs. - Many exceptional education students have difficulty reading, therefore dislike to read. I recommend stocking up on HIGH INTEREST/LOW VOCAB books, graphic novels, and older looking books with less words. These type of books are less intimidating to the students.

30 What do the teachers say? - Sometimes the florescent lighting can be irritating to the students either because of the noise it makes or just the brightness. - It is important to have natural barriers (bookshelves, rolling carts, chairs) to designate an area for kids with moderate to severe disabilities. They are more likely to stay in a clearly defined place. I have many times simply placed a piece of colored duct tape (different colors for each student) on the floor where each student is supposed to sit. - Start small with a short, bright book, things that make noises or have textures. Interactive books where they are doing the same thing as the characters in the book.

31 Survey http://tinyurl.com/TESsurvey


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