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 Hearing Impairments

Sample lesson plans for individuals with hearing impairments

Sample Lesson Plan 7.1: It's a Small World

Area of Focus: Hearing Impaired

Subject: English Language Arts

Grades: K–1

Lesson Objective/s:To read and comprehend text about different beliefs/cultures of people participating in the Olympics; To construct a flag using symbols that represent a country
Assessment/s:Completed flags with expression of one or more country's values/beliefs
State Standards Correlation:ELA 2.03 Read and comprehend both fiction and non-fiction text appropriate for grade one using: prior knowledge, summarizing, asking questions; 3.01 Elaborate on how information and events connect to life experiences; Social Studies: 1.03 Compare and contrast similarities and differences among individuals and families
Materials/Resources:Book People by Peter Spier; an American flag, ...
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