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This second edition of Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms helps teachers access specific findings that target students with disabilities secondary classrooms. Providing a quick resource of research-supported strategies, M. C. Gore offers field-tested and teacher-friendly approaches to understanding the levels and stages of learning for students with disabilities.
An updated revision of the bestselling book Successful Inclusion Strategies for Secondary and Middle School Teachers, this book: Addresses the reauthorization of IDEA 2004 and the full impact of NCLB on special education; Highlights how the strategies in this book can be incorporated in all levels of RTI; Includes expanded discussion of Universal Design for Learning
Chapter 5: Teaching the Concepts and Vocabulary of Our Disciplines
Teaching the Concepts and Vocabulary of Our Disciplines
This is the longest chapter of the book because mastery of the vocabulary concepts of a discipline provides the basic building blocks for comprehension and all higher-order thinking skills in that discipline. Teaching the vocabulary concepts is the most elemental activity in teaching a discipline. Most of us who became teachers learned our discipline's vocabulary inductively: We discerned the meanings of our discipline's tongue through context clues. As highly able learners, we have trouble understanding why everyone doesn't pick up our vernacular as a matter of course.
Our students with exceptional learning needs (ELN), however, don't learn that way; so, in order to ensure that they master the vocabulary that is ...