Each New Year begins with new resolutions for many people. Once the newness of the year proceeds, many of us fall back into the old and familiar way of doing things. The resolutions spoken are lost to procrastination. The spirit of procrastination can be overcome with a little work.
Building Reading Skills
Students with learning disabilities often experience problems with reading. Reading strategies and accommodations can be used to improve decoding skills, increase reading retention and build vocabulary. Simple reading strategies can make reading meaningful and fun.
Objective Driven Lessons
The potential for learning increases drastically when lessons are driven by purposeful objectives. The objective specifies the desired outcome of the lesson. An objective driven lesson moves the attainment of information to the use of information.
Kids Learn to Share
Sharing can be learned with patience and perseverance. It is important to teach children to share at an early age because it is not a natural process. It can be learned by modeling the ideal behavior. Sharing builds social and emotional skills.
Making Accommodations in the Inclusive Classroom
Adjustments to the general education curriculum can be made to accommodate students with learning disabilities. Supports, such as organizational skills, extra structure, and adjustments in classroom activities can be made to provide balance in learning.
Note-taking Skills for the Classroom
All students have some type of note-taking skills. Some are excellent. Others are not so good. It is important to adapt good note-taking skills in order to improve the chances of retaining information learned.
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