401 Practical Adaptations for Every Classroom
Publication Year: 2011
“All general education teachers should have this book in their personal libraries!”
—Laurie Emery, Principal, Old Vail Middle School, AZ
“Beverley Johns answers questions that all teachers have had. I especially like her personal examples and the ‘3 × 5’ summaries in each chapter.”
—Beverly Leavitt, Special Education Teacher and Education Diagnostician, Round Lake Area Schools, IL
“This excellent reference is ideal for both new and veteran teachers, and is an easy and enjoyable read.”
—Diane Callahan, Retired Science Teacher, Fairfield Middle School, West Chester, OH
Optimize success for ALL students with quick and easy adaptations!
Award-winning educator Beverley Holden Johns offers a valuable collection of modifications and accommodations for students with special needs. Busy teachers can put these proven strategies to use immediately with minimal time and expense. The author shares ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Adaptations: Why the Need and Important Considerations
- Chapter 2: Adaptations on a Shoestring Budget
- Chapter 3: Lecture Adaptations
- Chapter 4: Worksheet Adaptations
- Chapter 5: Behavioral Adaptations
- Chapter 6: Environmental Adaptations
- Chapter 7: Movement Adaptations
- Chapter 8: Vocabulary Adaptations
- Chapter 9: Student Response Adaptations
- Chapter 10: Timing/Scheduling Adaptations
- Chapter 11: Note-Taking Adaptations
- Chapter 12: Testing Adaptations
- Chapter 13: Homework Adaptations
[Page ii]To my family for their support and encouragement: James, Martha, Jim, Craig, Babs, Luverne, Judi, Jan, Don, and especially to Lonnie for his daily words of wisdom and his many adaptations for me.
To my dear friends who are my cheerleaders: Jim, Judy, Chuck, and Reva.
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Johns, Beverley H. (Beverley Holden)
401 practical adaptations for every classroom / Beverley Holden Johns.
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1. Children with disabilities—Education. 2. Remedial teaching. 3. Individualized instruction. I. Title. II. Title: Four hundred one practical adaptations for every classroom.
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Corwin gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the following reviewers.
- Melody Aldrich
- English Teacher
- Poston Butte High School
- San Tan Valley, AZ
- Diane Callahan
- Retired Science Teacher
- Fairfield Middle School
- West Chester, OH
- Laurie Emery, EdD
- Old Vail Middle School
- Vail, AZ
- Kristina Moody
- Gulfport High School
- Gulfport, MS
- Dana Stevens
- Assistant Professor
- Whitworth University School of Education
- Spokane, WA
About the Author
When I began writing this book, I wanted to make sure that I gave my readers at least 101 practical adaptations. After writing down the ideas, I quickly learned that there were many more that I would be providing. This book actually contains more than 400 adaptations. I am hoping that these ideas will have a “snowball” impact on your work and many more adaptations will come about in your classroom.
One idea can generate many more. Teachers are creative and motivated professionals—if they are given an idea they can change it, depending on the level of the students and depending on their particular circumstances. They are motivated to look for the answers they need to meet the needs of their students. It is my hope that after reading the many adaptations contained in this book, all of you will think of many other ideas that you can use to make your classroom successful for students with special needs.
Planning and implementing adaptations will not only help one student who has special needs but also may be of benefit to other students in your classroom. Adaptations pave the way for the active involvement of the students in learning.
With the many stresses facing today's teachers, I hope that you daily reflect on the positive difference you are making in the lives of your students. Commend yourself for being an educator and remain the lifelong learners you are.[Page 142]
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