Special Needs and Inclusion Guided Reading Activities

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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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    This guided reading bundle focuses on the comprehension skills of asking and answering questions, while reviewing character, setting, problem and solution through five different book companion units. These units are unique because they also teach students about inclusion and the special needs of Autism, Hearing Impairment, Down Syndrome, Anxiety and ADHD. All five units in this bundle include the following activities: craft, writing prompts, graphic organizers, story element posters, anchor chart headers, focused worksheets using mentor texts to deepen understanding of the story elements, book talk questions, parent connect, lesson plans and more! Perfect for guided reading in the classroom.

    Learn all about having special needs and what makes us unique along side important story elements helping you to focus your guided reading time.

    Guided reading activities for the following mentor texts:

    • Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets
    • Moses Goes to a Concert
    • I'm Not Just a Scribble
    • All My Stripes
    • Jack's Worry

    Special Needs Featured:

    • ADHD
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Down Syndrome
    • Autism
    • Anxiety

    Story Elements and Concepts Taught:

    • Asking and Answering Questions
    • Schema and Misconceptions
    • Retell Beginning, Middle and End
    • Problem
    • Solution
    • Character
    • Setting

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
    Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
    Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
    Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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