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Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms

Keys for Struggling Learners
Second Edition
By: M. C. Gore

This updated resource provides key strategies to unlock learning barriers for struggling adolescents and examines how the strategies can be applied within Response to Intervention initiatives.

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  • Grade Level: 6-12
  • ISBN: 9781412975445
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2010
  • Page Count: 248
  • Publication date: November 29, 2012

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"This updated text provides a wide range of instructional tools that are cleverly introduced, well-referenced, and clearly presented. The book gives preservice teachers an informative and practical introduction as they prepare to work with older students. As an excellent refresher for practicing teachers, it offers new approaches that can be incorporated into everyday inclusive classrooms. This resource will become bookmarked and dog-eared from both initial use and subsequent reference by serious educators."
—Jean Lokerson, Faculty Emerita, School of Education
Commonwealth University

Keys for unlocking the doors to learning for ALL students!

This updated edition of the best-selling book Successful Inclusion Strategies for Secondary and Middle School Teachers identifies "locks" to learning and provides targeted strategies, or "keys," that unlock learning barriers for adolescents with disabilities and other learning challenges. Based on empirical research, this basic guide is packed with field-tested, teacher-friendly approaches that support struggling students at various stages of academic development.

Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms examines input locks (attention, perception, discrimination, and sequencing), processing/retention locks (confusion, organization, reasoning, memory), affective locks (frustration and motivation), and output locks (persistence and production), and explains why the key strategies work. This updated edition also discusses:

  • What current research reveals about the unique teaching environment of secondary school classrooms
  • The reauthorization of IDEA 2004
  • The impact of NCLB on special education
  • How the key strategies can work at all levels of a Response to Intervention program
  • Expanded applications for Universal Design for Learning

Discover solutions that will help every student overcome obstacles to learning and develop the skills for academic success!

Key features

This valuable resource examines the locks that bar access to learning, including:

  • Input Locks: problems with attention, perception, discrimination, and sequencing Information
  • Processing/Retention Locks: confusion, difficulty with organization, reasoning, memory, and metacognition
  • Affective Locks: frustration and motivation problems
  • Output Locks: difficulty with persistence and production
Discover the keys to help all students unlock the doors of learning so they can develop the tools they need to succeed!


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M. C. Gore

M. C. (Millie) Gore is Hardin Distinguished Professor in the Special Education Program of the Department of Counseling, Kinesiology, and Special Education at the Gordon T. and Ellen West College of Education at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including the Corwin title (with John F. Dowd) Taming the Time Stealers: Tricks of the Trade From Organized Teachers. Gore received undergraduate and master’s degrees from Eastern New Mexico University and a doctorate from the University of Arkansas.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author

1. The Letters Behind the Book

No Child Left Behind

Resopnse to Intervention

Universal Design for Learning

The Purpose of this Book

A Note About People First Language

2. The Locks on the Doors to Learning

The Locks on the Doors

The Input Locks

The Information Processing/Retention Locks

The Affective Locks

The Output Lock

The Sum Total of the Locks

3. Keys to the Effectiveness of the Inclusion Strategies

Dual Coding Theory and Tri-Coding of Information

4. Ensuring Students Understand Instructions

Key 1: Gain Students' Attention with Attentional Cues

Key 2: Providing Written and Oral Instructions

Key 3: Repeat Instructions

Key 4: Chunking Instructions

Key 5: Tell-Backs and Show-Mes

5. Teaching the Concepts and Vocabulary of Our Disciplines Strategies

Key 6: Taxonomic Fee

Key 7: Semantic Feature Analysis Matrix

Key 8: Compare and Contrast Vocabulary Mix

Key 9: Typology

Key 10: Word Analysis Diagram

Key 11: Semantic Map

Key 12: Quick Sketching a Definition

Key 13: Total Physical Response and Vocabulary Drama

Key 14: Keyword Mmemonic Strategy

Key 15: Teaching Greek and Latin Morphemes

Key 16: Vocabulary Word Card Ring

Key 17: Vocabulary Word Wall

Key 18: Learning Games

Key 19: Peer Tutoring

6. Teaching Devices for Increasing Student Learning From Lectures

Key 20: Simply Slowing Down

Key 21: Pause Procedure

Key 22: Cueing Critical Points

Key 23: Explicitly Teaching the Big Ideas

Key 24: Providing an Advance Organizer

Key 25: Soliciting Students' Examples

Key 26: Providing a Plethora of Examples

Key 27: Providing Nonexamples

Key 28: Teaching CSA/CRA

Key 29: Role Playing Difficult Content

7. Increasing Learning by Using Note Taking Strategies

Key 30: Teaching Abbreviations

Key 31: Teach Summarizing

Key 32: Partial Graphic Organizer Notes

Key 33: Guided Notes

Key 34: Strategic Notes

Key 35: Brick and Mortar Notes

Key 36: Three-Column Perzonalized Notes

Key 37: Newspaper Notes

8. Promoting Student Learning From the Textbook

Key 38: Using GOs to Make Relationships Explicit

Key 39: Pre-Teaching Vocabulary

Key 40: Explicitly Teaching Text Structure

Key 41: Accessible Digital Textbooks

9. Increasing Learning by Using Textbook Guides

Key 42: Main Idea Text Structure Study Guide

Key 43: List Text Structure Study Guide

Key 44: Order Text Structure Study Guide

Key 45: Compare and Contrast Text Structure Study Guide

Key 46: Cause and Effect Text Structure Study Guide

Key 47: Problem Solution Study Guide

Key 48: Analogy Study Guide

10. Promoting Factual Mastery Through Mnemonic Devices

Key 49: Keyword Mmemonics with Narrative Chains

Key 50: Musical Mmemonisc

11. Improving Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Key 51: Storyboards Type 1

Key 52: Storyboards Type 2

Key 53: Flowcharts

Key 54: Venn-Euler Diagram

Key 55: Reasoning by Metaphor and Analogy

Key 56: Compare and Contrast Matrix

Key 57: Campfire Metaphor for Cause and Effect

Key 58: Evaluation by Elimination by Aspects Matric

Key 59: Evaluation by Addition Matrix

12. Improving the Quality of Expository Writing

Key 60: Teaching Summarizing

Key 61: Teaching Text Structure

Key 62: Writing Frames

Key 63: Using Rubrics

Key 64: Data Revival Chart

Key 65: Adapted Evaluation Matrices

Key 66: Graphic Organizers for Expository Writing

13. Future Keys

Future Key #1: fMRI-Supported Learning Strategies

Future Key #2: Virtual Reality

Future Key #3: Podcasting

Future Key #4: Videogame-Based Learning

Future Key#5: Videoconference Tutoring

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