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Hello,

 

I am Mrs. Anders.I will be teaching inclusion, Integrated Math I, and Integrated Math II. My goal as a teacher is to help students to achieve their own highest potential.

 

 

Updated Information while schools remain closed:

 

           Please visit www.rcschools.net for updated RCS COVID-19 Information

 

Check out Rutherford County Schools’ Website for your Individual Learning Modules in each class

 

1.Go to the district webpage and click on the COVID-19 Plan tab. Click Online Curriculum/Resources During COVID-19 Shutdown. You will find a section called Weekly Distance Learning Assignments and Activities. There will be a new lesson posted each week. The link is above

 

2.Your teachers will post weekly resources that may help you with these learning modules.

 

3.The modules are voluntary, but it is a great way to keep your minds active!

 

4.Feel free to submit your work to your teachers for feedback. The modules will not be graded though!

 

5.If you need additional help, I will be able to be contacted by school email(andersb@rcschools.net).

 

 

 

District Learning Opportunities

Integrated Math II RCS Resource April 20-24

 

Integrated Math 1 RCS Resource April 13-17

Integrated Math 2 RCS Resource April 13-17

 

Free Calculator Download

To download the calculator software at home, begin by going to https://education.ti.com/en/resources/online-learningprogram and follow the prompts below.  Please note that this process may vary as all devices can and will be different.

How to Make Stress Your Friend (Ted Talk by Dr. Kelly McGonigal)   A week ago by Whitney McCurrie 

 

 

 

 

RCS Resources for Students with Learning Differences

 

Acknowledgement and Introduction 

This document is intended as a resource in coordination with “RCS Learning Plan (Covid-19)” to support students with learning differences during school closure due to Covid-19. We urge school teams and families to focus first on the health, safety, and well-being of students. We encourage flexibility and collaboration while schools remain closed. Rutherford County Schools is deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities for all students. We appreciate the collective effort of students, families, teachers, and support staff as we rise to the challenge of supporting our students and families during school closure. 

 

General Accommodations for Students with Learning Differences

 

Accommodation

Definition

Example (s)

Allow movement/breaks 

Allow student to have frequent movement breaks to help with attention/focus 

Timer 

 

Brain Breaks, such as https://www.gonoodle.com/ 

 

First/then statements (e.g., “first complete [insert task], then you may [insert reward]”) 

Calculator 

A small electronic device used to make mathematical calculations using a keyboard and visual display.  

Calculator on phone, computer, tablet, or handheld calculator 

Check for Understanding 

A periodic check of student understanding 

Checking student’s work to ensure he/she is understanding the material or asking if the student has any questions about the content 

Chunking/Segmenting Assignment 

Break assignments into smaller sections 

Have students complete 5 problems at a time instead of the entire assignment at one time. 

Grid or Lined Paper 

Paper with built in spacing to help organize and solve math problems such as long division, decimals, and fractions. 

Grid paper 

Highlight Key Words/ Points 

Highlight or underline keywords/points within the text to maximize understanding  

 

Highlight clue words indicating the task the directions are asking them to do.

Math -highlight key words that indicate the needed operation(s).   

 

Reading -highlight clue words for the task the questions are asking them to do. 

 

Math Manipulatives 

Any small objects used to help student solve math problems 

Cereal, Coins, Blocks, Crayons,

Skittles 

Quiet Location 

To ensure focus, ensure the student has a quiet location to work. 

Student works away from environmental distractions such as TV, siblings, center of the home 

Redirection 

Prompting to refocus attention to the current task.  

“You’ve been doing a great job, let’s keep working” 

Repetition/Rephrasing 

Rephrase/Reword the question or directions in a way that students can understand 

 

Repeat the directions or questions as needed for task completion 

Simplify or re-explain the directions by Using language at the level of a child’s understanding.  

 

Take unnecessary words out of questions or directions to simplify 

Rewards and Reinforcers 

Provide a reward to reinforce good choices upon completion of tasks or a specified number of tasks. 

Student chooses their favorite activity,  

Stickers, Star on paper, Positive reinforcement (nice work) 

Scribe 

A person will write a student’s answer as they dictate it, word-for-word. 

If your child states “the boy runned at the park” you will write the answer exactly as they stated it. *Do not correct grammar* 

Speech to Text 

Students can talk while the software will type what they say. Remember to say punctuation marks ex. “period” 

Google Voice Typing 

Text to Speech 

Software will read the text on the screen 

Human Reader 

 

Google Read & Write(extension) 

Visual Aids 

Visuals such as pictures, charts, or drawings that help students complete a task. 

Multiplication Chart 

100s Chart 

Graphic Organizers 

Task Strips 

Checklist 

 

Word Processor 

Any technology that can be used to type a response 

Google Docs 

 

Microsoft Word 

Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Academic Resources 

 

 

Content

Site

Link

For grades K-12: Lessons in Early literacy, Language, Reading, Social Studies, and Science.  Students take a placement test that provides a personalized lesson pathway to meet each student's individual needs. Students can log in by going to the RCS district clever portal and selecting the Moby Max tile. 

Moby Max

https://www.mobymax.com/signin

 

 

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials 

 

PBS Learning Media

https://tn.pbslearningmedia.org/

 

 

Preschool through 8th grade Home schooling E-Courses

A Better Way to Homeschool 

https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/homeschooling-classes

Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, just-for-fun logic games   

 

ABCya!

 https://www.abcya.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adapted/Modified Curriculum/Life Skills 

 

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. These resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.  We have included several example sites and direct links.

 

 

 

Accommodation

Definition

Site (s)

 

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8

 

Adaptive Curriculum:

https://www.adaptivecurriculum.com/us/

Adaptive curriculum in Science

 

Scootpad:

https://www.scootpad.com/index

Activity Schedule

An activity schedule is a visual representation or sequence of pictures or words that represent each step during an activity. For example, an activity schedule might list the specific steps involved in brushing teeth, getting dressed, or playing with play dough. 

 

https://www.template.net/business/schedule-templates/activity-schedule-template/

 

https://www.printablesample.com/kids-activity-schedule-templates.html

 

 

 

File Folder Games 

 

Includes free templates to file folder games

https://filefolderfun.com/

 

Have Fun Teaching  

 

Worksheets, coloring pages, flash cards, activities, videos, songs and more tools that teach every standard. 

 

https://www.havefunteaching.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Resources: Reading 

 

Dolch Sight Words:   https://sightwords.com/sight-words/dolch/

 

Includes the Dolch Sight Word list for skill acquisition.  

 

 

Readworks:   https://www.readworks.org/

 

An online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.    

 

 

Lexia Power UP:   https://www.lexiapowerup.com/

 

ELA Intervention Resource for grades 6-12.  Students take a placement test that provides a personalized lesson pathway to meet each student's individual needs. Log in information can be shared by the teacher.  

 

Lexia Core 5:   https://www.lexialearning.com/products/core5

 

ELA Intervention Resource for grades Pre K-5.  Child can then log in with the username and password provided by his/her teacher 

 

 

iReady:  https://login.i-ready.com/

 

Students log in through Clever account 

 

There is also an app available i-Ready for Students

 

 

Audible:  https://www.audible.com/

 

Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream. 

 

 

www.rhlschool.com/reading.htm 

 

Free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents to copy 

 

 

www.scholastic.com/learnathome 

 

 

www.tarheelreader.org 

 

Collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics 

 

 

www.newsela.com 

 

Offers students up-to-date, high-interest articles that meet students right at their level 

 

 

 

 

Academic Resources: Math

 

Free Touch Math Samples: https://www.touchmath.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=freestuff.welcome

 

Click on appropriate grade level 

 

 

Touch Math: 

 

Videos are available on Youtube.com showing how to do touch math.

 

 

Khan Academy:  https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning. 

 

 

Quick Math:  https://quickmath.com/#c=simplify_algstepssimplify&v217=8855%2F45

 

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly (2nd grade through college) 

 

 

Imagine Math:  https://math.imaginelearning.com/users/sign_in/

 

High School Math Intervention  

Students should use the log in information provided by his/her teacher  

 

 

Freckle (Free):   https://www.freckle.com/

 

 

Reflex Math:  https://www.reflexmath.com/

 

 

iReady:  https://login.i-ready.com/

 

Students log in through Clever account 

 

There is also an app available i-Ready for Students

 

 

 

Academic Resources: Writing

 

No Red Ink:  https://www.noredink.com/

 

Online curriculum that builds better writers.   

 

 

Paragraph Punchhttps://paragraphpunch.com/

 

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial   

 

 

ReadWriteThink http://www.readwritethink.org/

 

 

StoryBirdhttps://storybird.com/

 

 

*** Fine Motor Handwriting See Below***

 

 

 

 

Resources: Autism

 

School Closure Autism Kit:

 

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science-news/how-handle-school-closures-and-services-your-child-autism

 

 

 

Autism Toolkit: 

 

https://qrcgcustomers.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/account4876975/6576200_1.pdf?0.9405035283981562

 

Educate Autism:   http://www.educateautism.com/

 

Educate Autism is a website dedicated to helping those working with children with autism by providing free teaching materials, various tutorials to help you make your own teaching aidsand articles to provide information about teaching methods and behavioral principles. 

 

 

Autism Classroom:   http://autismclassroom.com/

 

AutismClassroom.com is an online resource for parents, educators and administrators about setting up classrooms, setting up home and teaching children with autism. AutismClassroom.com provides free teaching materials, information on free and low-cost trainings and mobile apps. 

 

 

 

Resources: Behavior

 

University of South Florida Family Engagement Page:

 

https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/Implementation/family.html

 

Contains resources across a variety of languages on teaching social/emotional skills, addressing problem behavior (found under “backpack connection”), family connection (teaching play skills), social stories, and general resources.  (Scroll to the bottom of the page)

 

 

Autism Speaks:   https://www.autismspeaks.org/tool-kit/challenging-behaviors-tool-kit

 

“Challenging Behaviors Toolkit” contains videos for parents to watch. 

 

 

Child Mind Institute - Guide to problem behavior:  https://childmind.org/guide/parents-guide-to-problem-behavior/

 

Contains information on providing reinforcement for appropriate behaviors, setting boundaries/not delivering rewards for inappropriate behaviors, how to deliver instructions, and helping deal with emotions  

 

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga:

 

Videos are available on Youtube.com that promote yoga, movement/body awareness, mindfulness and relaxation designed for kids ages 3+ 

 

Resources: Fine Motor/Handwriting 

 

 

Handwriting Heroes: (Visit your App Store)

 

Our playful heroes teach students how to form their letters through captivating stories, hilarious animations, and catchy songs. The format is simple, and the pace is fast! 

 

 

The OT Tool Box:   https://www.theottoolbox.com/

 

At home OT, PT, and Speech Therapy resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play 

 

 

Learning Without Tears:   https://www.lwtears.com/

 

Includes the Handwriting without tears program which teach students letter formation through developmentally appropriate, multisensory strategies and child friendly lessons and activities. Right now, families/parents can access the pre-K interactive teaching tool and/or handwriting interactive teaching tool for 90 days at no cost. Families can also access keyboarding without tears for free by contacting their customer service. 

 

 

Therapy street for kids :    http://therapystreetforkids.com/

 

Offers resources for parents who are looking for occupational therapy activities that can be done at home and with household materials. Skill areas include fine motor, visual motor, crossing midline, self help skills, sensory processing and handwriting.   

 

OT Learning Mom Activities:     https://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/handwriting-for-kids.html

 

Includes simple learning activities that would help kids develop the skills they need for formal schooling 

 

 

OT Plan:    https://otplan.com/

 

Search engine that helps you find occupational therapy activity ideas by skill and by using common household materials  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources: Social/Emotional 

 

 

Emotional Well-Being:   https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Emotional-Well-Being

 

Offers a variety of resources for nearly every aspect of emotional well-being 

 

Feelings Chart:

 

Print or pull up one of the linked feelings charts. Have your child point to or talk about how s/he is feeling every morning. You can model this by talking about how you are feeling and why. Feel free to use these charts throughout the day as feelings change for you and/or your child. You can also make your own feelings chart with pictures of your child’s feelings.    

Chart 1  Chart 2  Chart 3 Chart 4 

 

Tantrums, Tears, and Tempers Behavior:  

https://www.pacer.org/ec/early-development/behavior-is-communication.asp

 

Communication and strategies to help.  

 

Social Emotional Learning Activities Free resources:

https://www.centervention.com/social-emotional-learning-activities/

 

Lessons, activities, and printables – in the following skill areas: Communication, Cooperation, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation 

 

 

Resources: Speech/Language

 

 

School-Home Reading Kits:    www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/tablek.html 

 

Kindergarten level, including recognizing letters, understanding words consist of a sequence of sounds, rhyming, building vocabulary, following directions, and more. 

 

Mommy Speech Therapy:    http://mommyspeechtherapy.com/?page_id=55

 

Words in various speech position, great for articulation, worksheet for speech sounds 

 

Vocabulary builder 

 

Learn idioms 

 

 

Home Speech Home:   https://www.home-speech-home.com/speech-therapy-word-lists.html

 

Speech therapy word list 

 

 

Resources: Hearing 

 

 

American Sign Language:   https://www.lifeprint.com/

 

Kids stories in ASL as well as other news and information in ASL 

 

Signed E-Books and Resourses:

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rgAG1vqyU1RAlOZOXSvdyPk0Y4gPN51jOFTqLKN00hw/mobilebasic

 

 

ASL STEM Forum:   https://aslstem.cs.washington.edu/

 

 

 

Resources: Vision

 

 

 

Subject 

 

Website 

Information 

General 

Bookshare 

www.Bookshare.org  

An accessible online library for those who qualify. 

General 

Zoomtext 

www.freedomscientific.com  

Offering Free access for home computers until June 30, 2020.   

JAWS-Screen reader 

Zoom Text-magnifier/reader 

General 

Hadley School for the Blind 

https://hadley.edu/InstructionalVideos/ 

 

 

Instructional videos and tips on using vision accessibility features across tech tools and applications 

ELA 

YouTube 

Story Time 

https://www.youtube.com/user/Storylineonline/videos 

Stories read aloud by Authors & Famous people 

General 

Paths to Literacy Homework Hotline 

https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/resources/national-homework-hotline-blindvisually-impaired-students-nhh-bvi 

or 

https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/resources/virtual-learning-academy  

Homework help for blind and visually impaired students. 

 

This is an opportunity for students to participate in fun, daily activities, each day covering a different area of the Expanded Core Curriculum. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USING ACCESSIBILTY FEATURES in WINDOWS 

In the search panel type in accessibility 

 

 

 

 

Adjust font size under “Make text bigger” 

Adjust Screen Brightness under “Make everything brighter” 

Changing background color 

Adjust Cursor Size – on the left side under “Curser and Pointer” 

 

Tips 

Use a line marker to keep your place when reading-this can be an index card or ruler that you move down the page 

Use wide tip marker to outline activities student is struggling to see 

Use of highlighter to get student to focus on specific task 

 

 

 

Extension Resources

 

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: A CTY Reading List: Good Books for Bright Kids

 

https://cty.jhu.edu/resources/cty-reading-list.html

 

 

Tennessee R.E.A.D.S: Reginal eBook & Audiobook Download System

 

https://reads.overdrive.com/

 

 

College Board:  Big Future supports your college search and career exploration.

 

College Board's Big Future College Search

 

 

Khan Academy: educational lessons in a variety of subjects including AP

 

http://www.khanacademy.org/