Ideal for Introduction to Special Education/Introduction to Exceptionalities courses, this supplementary text provides strategies pre-service and in-service teachers can use to apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to their lesson planning. UDL lesson planning considers “up front” potential barriers that could limit access to instruction for some learners and helps teachers brainstorm possible solutions before lessons begin. The lessons included in this text are meant as a starting point for general education teachers who have students with special needs in their classrooms and can be adapted for K-12 learners with a wide range of challenges. Metcalf provides one lesson plan at the elementary school level and one at the secondary level for each area of exceptionality.

Sample Lesson Plans for Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Sample lesson plans for individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Sample Lesson Plan 3.1: Olympic Medals

Area of Focus: ADHD

Subject: Mathematics

Grade: 3

Lesson Objective/s:To make a bar graph using data
Assessment/s:Students will identify steps in creating a bar graph
State Standards Correlation:4.01 Collect, organize, analyze, and display data to solve problems
Materials/Resources:Large paper, markers, post-its; overhead or other projection; computers
Preplanning Activities:Vocabulary with visuals, advance organizer posted in room; Co-teacher reviews key vocabulary prior to lesson with small group; Prepare and hole punch index cards with graphing steps for student strategy “rings”; Draw grid lines on large paper (use colored tape for lines); Put country names in bag

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