I created this product for my 8th grade Mild/Moderate SDC classroom. Many of my students benefit from visuals, and chunked text that is modified at their level. The language used is simple, and to the point. Vocabulary terms are frontloaded with visuals.
This product includes the following:
*19 slide PowerPoint Presentation (includes stunning photographs from Shutterstock as visuals). The PowerPoint previews key vocabulary words, and goes through Amendments #1-10.
*2 sets of mini-books in a PDF file that include vocabulary and the first ten amendments. 1 set provides all of the notes (perfect for a teacher copy, or for students with accommodations that require notes to be provided), and 1 set that has cloze notes (this allows students to fill-in-the-blanks, but is reduced so that they are able to focus and discuss the concepts).
The PowerPoint presentation is color coded for the cloze notes, so that students are able to track as they write. This lowers the demands on their working memory, and allows them to focus on the concepts and classroom discussions.
The mini-books do not have to be assembled- they can be printed as they are, and given directly to students. They can also be printed back-to-back to save paper. The mini-books also have processing activities that can be done in whole group, in small groups, with a partner, or independently (depending on the needs of your students).