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Grouping Special Needs Students for Instruction

In a multi-grade, multi-age classroom, the task of complying with the IEP may at first seem daunting. Attached are examples of how some schools have dealt with this problem while maintaining the integrity of the students’ IEPs.

 

Creation of Streaming Groups

  • Create math classes based on the students' instructional levels.
  • Determine the instructional level for mathematics of each child in your school.
  • Hold mathematics at the same time so that students may be grouped by instructional level throughout the school.
  • Sample School-wide Streaming Plan
    .pdf download | .doc Download

 

Utilization of Everyday Mathematics "Multi-age Classroom" Charts

At the beginning of each unit in the Everyday Mathematics Teacher's Lesson Guide, you will find a page entitled "Meeting Individual Needs." At the bottom of that page is a chart entitled "Multi-age Classroom." The program spirals concepts and skills. The chart lists the corresponding skills in lessons for both the previous and next grades.

  • Sample Multi-age Classroom Chart
    .pdf downloadCopyright © 2004 McGraw-Hill, Max Bell et al.

Teachers can prepare mini-lessons based on suggested skills in more than one Teacher's Lesson Guide, as long as concepts are aligned. The students can then do the work in the Student Math Journal that corresponds to their instructional level as determined by the IEP.

  • Student Math Journal, grade 2, lesson 1.1 .pdf downloadCopyright © 2004 McGraw-Hill, Max Bell et al.
  • Student Math Journal, grade 1, lesson 3.5 .pdf downloadCopyright © 2004 McGraw-Hill, Max Bell et al.

 

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