This is a Curriculum Framework for a middle school special education classroom (classrooms where students with significant cognitive disabilities access the curriculum through the prerequisite skills to the TEKS/Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) FOR READING AND ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS.
Please view the video preview to better understand what this resource has to offer, but know that this download only includes the English/Language Arts/Reading portion of what is in the video preview (i.e. this download does not include Math, Science or Social Studies.)
The Curriculum Framework includes:
• A Scope & Sequence for both subjects that lists Focus Skills, TEKS, planned units and start/end dates to teach each unit.
• Pacing Calendars for both subjects that are in a color coded calendar format to match each of the Focus Skills on the Scope & Sequence.
• Over 100 links to TPT and other resources that are organized by Focus Skill.
• Quarter Unit reference sheets (one for each quarter) to help teachers and parents quickly identify which units will be taught in both subjects, each week of the year.
• Key Words reference sheets (one for each quarter) to help teachers and parents quickly identify which instructional terms will be focused on in both subjects, each week of the year.
• A Fillable Daily IEP Instruction Schedule for teachers to plan their subjects, time of day, students to work with, teacher assignments and IEP instruction plans/stations.
• A Fillable Weekly IEP Instruction Schedule to be used as a reference tool for teachers and paraprofessionals to ensure consistent instruction of specific IEP goals that cannot be easily embedded into unit instruction.
• A Fillable Weekly Summary Schedule for teachers to post in the classroom so that students and paraprofessionals can see the weekly plan for each subject’s unit and instructional terms.
• 36 weeks of Fillable Lesson Plans for both core subjects (Reading and English/Language Arts), broken down by week (separate files).
Included on every plan:
o The Focus Skill and Unit that is to be taught.
o Grade level TEKS & Essence Statements (from the T.E.A. Curriculum Framework).
o Prerequisite skills for every planned unit that have been edited down to reflect only options for what will be taught each week (from the T.E.A. Curriculum Framework).
o Possible Stations listed by grade level (most at about pre-K to 3rd grade) pulled from the Vertical Alignment Documents (from T.E.A.) making it easy to differentiate for a wide range of learning needs.
o Instructional Terms for every unit
o Supporting Concepts and Process TEKS
o Holidays & Special Events
o Strategies for teaching literacy
o Three levels of verbs to document how your students will show what they’re learning.
o Fillable areas for you to individualize:
-Your specific lessons/activities to teach the skills
-Communication/speech, behavior and academic IEP goals
This is a working document. It is not intended to be printed out and used as is. Most has been completed for you, but you will still need to add your students' IEP goals and specific activities that you will use to teach the units. Information in these plans is sourced from the T.E.A. (Texas Education Agency) website, and the links are provided on the lesson plans to the source documents. All formatting of information, templates and organization of these materials is the property of teachers42morrow. Please see the Content Use Agreement for more specific information.
*All documents are in PDF format with fillable areas for you to type, save, and print as needed (except for the schedule pages, which are in Word format).
This resource is available for one price as a single-user license. If you wish to purchase a multiple user license, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, as there are several options for multiple users depending on need. I also highly encourage you to email me directly if you come across any errors in this resource. I’ve made every effort to create a solid product, and I pay great attention to detail. Still, if for example, you find that one of the fillable boxes isn’t working correctly, or if there is something else that should be brought to my attention, a quick email will lead to a quick update on the resource.
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