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 Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

Sample lesson plans for individuals with emotional or behavioral disorders

Sample Lesson Plan 4.1: Olympic Haiku Poetry

Area of Focus: Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

Subject: Writing Poetry

Grade: 3

Lesson Objective/s:To identify the components of a haiku; To construct a haiku poem
Assessment/s:Completed haiku with rubric
State Standards Correlation:ELA 4.07 Compose a variety of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama selections using self-selected topics and forms
Materials/Resources:Collect haiku poetry examples
Preplanning Activities:Prepare haikus to use as examples, prepare graphic organizer for haiku writing; Check classroom orderliness, lighting (natural preferred), temperature of classroom; Have a plan within the classroom or with another teacher or staff member if “time away” is needed for a student; Have any needed behavior cards ...
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