This is a short description of the War of 1812 for students with special needs.
It addresses James Madison, the burning of the White House and the Battle of New Orleans.
It starts with two copies of notes. The first copy is filled in and the second one has blanks for the student to write in the missing word by referring to the first copy. The teacher can also project the first copy on a screen for the students to practice taking notes from a screen.
If the student is unable to write, a partner can write the missing words on the blanks in highlighter for the student to trace.
The worksheets we would read aloud to the kids individually. I would put two dots on either side of where I wanted them to highlight, and they would highlight between the two dots. Then we would read the questions allowed to the student and they would point to or circle their answer.
We would often reread the information as class warm ups, print out extra copies and cut out the pictures of the people, laminate them and play matching games matching the pictures to the names of the people. You can also enlarge the information, put it in sheet protectors, and have the students trace the information with wipe off markers if they are unable to write independently.
The final page is a comprehension assessment that does not require the student to be able to write.