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 Speech and Language Disorders

Sample lesson plans for individuals with speech and language disorders

Sample Lesson Plan 6.1: We are the Champions

Area of Focus: Speech/Language

Subject: English Language Arts

Grades: Elementary (2)

Lesson Objective/s:To read or sing a song/poem about the Olympics
Assessment/s:Performance recording with rubric
State Standards Correlation:4.03 Read aloud with fluency and expression any text appropriate for early independent readers
Materials/Resources:Winter Olympic Code, song, or poem for choral reading (find or write an age-appropriate song/poem/reading that has a lot of repetition, some different parts, and a chorus. A music teacher is often quite willing to help with this.), technology for recording/playing music; Identify Target Vocabulary from material and review/display
Preplanning Activities:Collect play, song/music, props; Have ...
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