Differentiated instruction is simple and fun with this treasure trove of ready-to-use adaptations for grades K-12.
All teachers-especially fans of Kluth and Danaher's From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks-will love the 100 creative NEW ideas in this illustrated guide, perfect for meeting the learning needs of all students in inclusive classrooms. An effective, time-saving way to boost student skills in key areas such as literacy, math, organization, communication, and behavior, these research-based adaptations will strengthen and energize any curriculum.
These are adaptations which are...
... Teacher-designed and student-tested, so they're sure to engage students and help them learn
... Easy to use-each adaptation comes with a handy materials list, clear directions, vendors and websites, and examples.
... Cost-effective, using inexpensive materials and resources many teachers already have;
... Great for all students in K-12 classrooms, whether they're English-language learners, students with identified disabilities, or just need extra support or reminders;
... Fully illustrated with colorful photos that show the strategies at work.
Help all students learn with adaptations like:
... Student-Friendly Storage
... Brain Break Buckets
... Book Trailers
... Word Clouds
... DIY Magnetic Poetry
... Dialogue Journals
... Quick Quip Key Chains
... Communication Kits
... Goal Setting Cards
... Purposeful Puzzles
... Social Skills Slam Books
... Observation Bottles
... Stick Puppets
... Story Stones
... Poetry Dice
... Graph Guides
... Recycled Keyboards
... Customized Bingo Boards
... Comic Strip Check-Ins
... and 80 more!
Paula Kluth, PhD, is one of today's most popular and admired experts on autism and inclusive education. Through her work as an independent consultant and the high-energy presentations she gives to professionals across the country, Dr. Kluth helps educators and families create responsive, engaging schooling experiences for students with disabilities and their peers. An internationally respected scholar and author, Dr. Kluth has written or cowritten numerous books including You're Going to Love This Kid!; Pedro's Whale; From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks; A Is for All Aboard!; A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism; and Just Give Him the Whale! --20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism (2008).
Sheila Danaher, MSEd., is assistant principal and inclusion facilitator at John J. Audubon School, Chicago Public Schools, where she has worked for more than 20 years. Her areas of expertise include inclusive schooling, curricular adaptations, and autism. Since 2003, Sheila has supported students with autism in an inclusive setting with support from The Gust Foundation, a private organization that partners with Chicago Public Schools. Sheila has completed many certification trainings including Relationship Development Intervention, which she has used in her work as a consultant for families and school districts in the Chicago area.
296 pages. 2014