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More Inclusion Strategies That Work!
Aligning Student Strengths With Standards

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April 2007 | 336 pages | Corwin
More Inclusion Strategies That Work! takes Inclusion Strategies That Work! to the next level by linking the best inclusive practices to content-specific curriculum. With the same 'can-do' attitude that made her first book so popular, Karten begins by focusing on the particular strengths of students with certain disabilities, and how teachers can (and should) use these strengths to give students confidence and better footing with unknown concepts. After discussing general best-practices for the inclusive teacher, Karten offers more content-specific strategies, accommodations, and standards-based lessons that will help special needs students access the general curriculum.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part I. Fundamentals of Honoring Potentials and Strengths of Students and Teachers
 
1. Concentrating on Students' Strengths and Curriculum Standards
 
2. Understanding Assessments and Curriculum Standards
 
3. How Students Learn: Brain Basics
 
4. How Teachers Teach: Good Practices for All
 
Part II. Standards-Based Inclusion Strategies That Work
 
5. Standards-Based Reading Objectives
 
6. Standards-Based Writing, Listening, and Speaking Objectives
 
7. Standards-Based Math Objectives
 
8. Standards-Based Science and Technology Objectives
 
9. Standards-Based Social Studies Objectives
 
10. Standards-Based Art, Dance, Theater, and Music Objectives
 
11. Standards-Based Health/Physical Education Objectives
 
12. Standards-Based Career Education and Life Skills Objectives
 
13. Standards-Based Social/Behavioral/Emotional Objectives
 
Part III. Application of Strengths and Standards to Inclusive Environments
 
14. Standards-Based Interdisciplinary/Cross-Curricular Lessons
 
15. Attaining Inclusion
 
16. Rewards for All!
 
References
 
Index

"Content-rich, chock full of examples. Like Karten's Inclusion Strategies That Work!, this book contains a wealth of examples and ideas to spark teacher creativity."

Jacqueline S. Thousand, Professor of Special Education
California State University, San Marcos

"An excellent resource for teachers who are directly involved with inclusive practices. It has numerous practical tips, graphic organizers, and most importantly, current research. As a special educator who spent 23 years in the classroom, this is a book I would have purchased and used daily."

Tina Spencer, Behavior/Inclusion Specialist
Training and Technical Assistance Center, College of William and Mary

"Presents strategies and tips for implementing the ideas in a clear, easy manner. A valuable tool for raising the level of inclusion for students with disabilities."

Rick Hopper, Special Education Teacher
Hampden Meadows School, Barrington, RI

"Filled with effective, practical, hands-on strategies that teachers can use in the classroom immediately. Truly an innovative book with many positive academic and behavioral strategies."

Lynn DeCapua, Assistant Professor of Education
Georgian Court University

"Karten continues to provide all educators with valuable, proven strategies, advice, and techniques. This book should be required for any professional library."

Jay Kalusner, Assistant Principal
Lafayette Mills School, Manalapan, NJ

"This book truly addresses where the rubber meets the road in an inclusive classroom."

Gregory Duffy, Principal
Lafayette Mills School, Manalapan, NJ

"Provides a practical 'how-to' manual for professionals who work with a wide range of students with special needs. Karten's positive approach to what students can do, and how we can lead them to doing it, not only provides specifics, but also helps develop an attitude of accomplishment."

Harold M. Tarriff, Director of Special Services
School District of the Chathams, NJ

"A dream come true for those of us who struggle to develop lessons in the inclusive classroom. By connecting students' strengths with curriculum standards, Karten enables teachers to use content-specific lessons for a variety of learners' abilities. A must-have for special education as well as general education teachers."

Carol Sprague, Co-Vice President
New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children

"From lessons organized by age and ability to diagnosis and testing methods, this book is packed with practical, applied recommendations and ideas."

The Bookwatch, July 2007
Midwest Book Review
Key features
  • General and content-specific guidelines and tools for connecting best practices with a standards-based curriculum

  • Research-based strategies for identifying and meeting the needs of students with specific disabilities
  • Tools for assessing mastery of concepts
  • Sample standards-based lessons broken down by age and ability-level
  • Strategies for preparing students and providing appropriate accomodations for standardized testing
  • Numerous reproducibles

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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