How would you prepare a high school student with learning disabilities to write reports? What process would you use to teach this student how
I- True/False Statements
Please decide if the following statements are True or False by clearly indicating it as either T or F. Please give a brief justification why you think the statement is true or false. Each question is worth one point.
T F 1. A problem that general education teachers encounter with special education students mainstreamed into there classes is adjusting the pace and time allocation for instruction for those students with disabilities.
T F 2 Teachers need to understand that the rate of presentation and repetition is important for students with disabilities some ESE students may require a slower pace and repetition to learn the material being taught.
T F 3. A life-skills education is best implemented in community-based instructional settings.
T F 4.. The rationale for Differentiated Instruction in today’s classroom is that teachers need to accommodate instruction for different student cultures, backgrounds, languages, etc. The cookie cutter classrooms are a thing of the past.
T F 5. One good strategy for determining the dynamics of classroom behavior is for the teacher to use the “guess who strategy”. It’s an attempt by the teacher to pre-determine which student “might” or “might not” do something inappropriate next.
II– Essay Questions
Directions: Please address every aspect of the question and give details and examples to support your answers. Use your own words when answering these questions. If you use an author’s exact words, you need to use quotes and give page numbers. Attach a reference of at least 1 source at the end of your answers to each question. The answers to these questions may be found in the textbook, in the sources listed in the syllabus, and on the Internet.
Please do and turn in your own work.
1) How would you prepare a high school student with learning disabilities to write reports? What process would you use to teach this student how to write reports? What are the sub skills involved in writing reports? How would help this student select an appropriate topic to write about, keeping in mind the age of the student, his/her interest, his/her cognitive and intellectual levels, and his/her academic level? (2 points)
2) Who would most likely benefit from functional math instead of advance math? Think of a student with a particular disability and justify why this student would be better off learning basic math skills. What should your functional skills curriculum include? Justify the need to include every one of the math skills in this curriculum. (2 points)
3) Most students with disabilities attribute their problems to their disability, and blame their failures on others. How would help your students feel better about themselves and believe in their abilities? How would you raise their self-esteem? What strategies would you use in the classroom to increase their motivation and positive affect? How would you involve the parents and the other students in the class in this process? (3 points)
4) Define Differentiation of Instruction ? What must a teacher take into consideration when developing instruction that appeals to students’ differences. (3 points)
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