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3 of 8 Essential Elements for Adapting Instruction to Facilitate Beginning Reading Success for Children with Special Needs

3. Children with special needs benefit from instruction that includes opportunities to maintain and transfer (generalize) the skills and strategies learned Children with special needs benefit from activities that allow them to use their newly learned reading skills and strategies during independent practice activities (maintenance) and with a variety of materials, in different settings, and with different people (generalization). Different setting might include the
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Octopus and Seaweed (Hot dogs and Ramen Noodles)

 Ingredients 1 (3 ounce) packages beef-flavor ramen noodles 4 hot dogs 5 drops green food coloring mustard ketchup Directions   In saucepan, bring 1 – 1 1/2 cups water to boil. Add noodles and contents of package. Boil 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, add 4 inches of water to a large saucepan, bring to boil. Cut each hot dog into 8 strips to within 2 inches
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Pumpkin Pizza Crust

Ingredients ½ cup barely warm water 1 teaspoon honey 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 cup canned pumpkin, (Not pumpkin pie filling) 2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the bowl 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder Instructions 1. Measure water in a wet measuring cup and stir in the honey and yeast. Set
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2 of 8 Essential Elements for Adapting Instruction to Facilitate Beginning Reading Success for Children with Special Needs

2. Children with special needs benefit from multiple opportunities to practice and demonstrate learning so that reading becomes automatic To become fluent in various reading skills and strategies, children with special needs require extensive practice. Provide time for children to repeat and/or select related activities until they are performing the skills effortlessly and quickly. Be creative in giving them several ways to “show what
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1 of 8 Essential Elements for Adapting Instruction to Facilitate Beginning Reading Success for Children with Special Needs

1. Children with special needs benefit from explicit instruction To teach children with special needs to be successful readers, instruction needs to be tailored so that they can learn efficiently. Explicit instruction promotes efficient learning for children and includes: Thinking processes that are visible through modeling. For example, the teacher may demonstrate how to form and say different sounds as children watch the teacher’s
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Twelve Essential Components of Research-Based Programs for Beginning Reading Instruction

Research-based programs for beginning reading instruction provide comprehensive, well-organized instructional plans and practice opportunities that permit all children to make sense of reading. Some children begin school with a well-developed understand of many aspects of reading and become accomplished readers with minimal instruction. Other children need a great deal of careful and meaningful instruction to become accomplished readers. A teacher’s task is to find
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Eight Essential Elements for Adapting Instruction to Facilitate Beginning Reading Success for Children with Special Needs

The following are eight elements that teachers and researchers have found to be essential in adapting instruction to assist children with special needs to become successful readers, whether these children are just entering school or are older children who are learning to read. While these elements are key for the success of students with special needs, they are oftentimes valuable in assisting other student
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Strategies for Math Word Problems

Math word problems are among the most challenging activities for children and adults. Being able to do them is an important skill to have because we often have to figure out math-related problems in everyday life. Word problems involve many skills, concepts and procedures. In order to manage all of these demands, child should use systematic strategies that will aid in the successful completion
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Reading to Your Child

Want to know what will help your child the most as she progresses beyond third grade?  Reading to your child will have the greatest benefit.  The reason?  Experts tell us there is a difference between our spoken and written vocabulary.  Children will have a hard time reading words that they have never heard.  Most schools begin to introduce books that are written in literary
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Making Rules For Your Family – Part II

Every family needs to have rules. If a family has some rules that are non-negotiable, and have logical consequences, the whole family will be more relaxed. These rules should be explained clearly, and repeated when appropriate.  Big brother is told when he is angry to use his words, and his little sister can rest assured her big brother will not hit her.  When Dad puts matches in a safe place, he reminds
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