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Inclusive Strategies for Diverse Learners in Action

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Improving student performance is the primary goal for all educators.  There is a wide range of strengths and needs within each individual student in classrooms today.  The diverse needs of learners create the opportunity to proactively design lessons that anticipate barriers and provide all students access to and progress in the general curriculum.  Check out the desk reference titled, Inclusive Strategies for Diverse Learners, which provides strategies that are specifically designed to meet the needs of struggling learners, including students with disabilities. The resource is organized into sections by types of difficulties that students may experience and provides suggestions for strategies to plan within lessons to support students. You can purchase this resource at the Region 4 Store.

 

As a companion to Inclusive Strategies for Diverse Learners product, utilize the lessons below to see the connected strategies embedded within the lessons.

 

Strategy

Attention Difficulties

Written Language Difficulties

Oral Communication Difficulties

Memory Difficulties

Organizational Difficulties

Auditory Processing Difficulties

Reasoning Difficulties

Graphic Organizers

An organization tool or map that uses visual symbols to express knowledge

 

Task analysis

A description of steps (mental or physical) or tasks needed to complete an activity

 

 

 

Chunking

Breaking tasks, assignments, projects, or text into smaller, more manageable parts.

 

Word wall

A collection of words displayed to function as a visual scaffold

 

 

 

Emphasize colors and patterns, key words

Utilize colors and patterns in teaching and make them clearly defined for key information

 

 

 

 

Concrete-Representational-Abstract
 
Teach concepts using concrete objects first then link them to semi-concrete using pictures/visuals. Last, transition to abstract number sentences and word problems.

 

 

 

Lesson  

Graphic Organizers

Task analysis

Chunking

Word Wall

Emphasize colors and patterns

Concrete/
Represent/ Abstract

Subject

Grade Level(s)

Title/Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

English/Language Arts

5

High Leverage Strategy: Word Wall with “Syllable City”

 

 

 

 

 

English/Language Arts

5

High Leverage Strategy: Chunking - Summary of an informational article

 

 

 

 

English/Language Arts

5

High Leverage Strategy: Graphic Organizer

 

 

 

 

 

 

English/Language Arts

6-12

Table of Contents for Secondary Lessons

Link to supplemental materials

English/Language Arts

6 -12

Get the Gist strategy_Chunking and Graphic Organizer

 

 

 

 

English/Language Arts

6-12

Identifying Informational_Expository Text Structures_Chunking and Graphic Organizer

 

 

 

 

English/Language Arts

6-12

Identifying Key or Main Details_Chunking and Graphic Organizers

 

 

 

 

English/Language Arts

6-12

Writing a Summary – Chunking and Graphic Organizers

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies

Elementary

Social Studies Lesson Example

Social Studies

Secondary

Social Studies Lesson Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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