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Lesson 1: The Great Depression

Lesson 2: Children of the Holocaust

Lesson 3: Inventions of the Industrial Revolution





The following are three groups of students that I have taught. They are all different in their own way and modifications and changes should be made so that all students in my classroom can succeed.




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  • Often read widely, quickly, and have large vocabularies.

  • Commonly learn basic skills better, more quickly, and with less practice.

  • Can work independently at an earlier age and can concentrate for longer periods.

  • Like to learn new things, are willing to examine the unusual, and are highly inquisitive.



NEEDS: independent assignments that inspire each to explore the subject matter and challenge them to excel
ABILITIES: generally excel in the areas of reading, vocabulary, concentration, inquisitiveness and have a strong sense of self-efficacy
INTERESTS: seeks information and knowledge that soars beyond the surface-level curiosity
LEARNING STYLES: may be visual and/or kinesthetic learners

Lesson One: The Great Depression will have modifications, activities, and/or supplements to help these students.

*Look for the picture to find these changes in the lesson.*


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  • Read at a slow rate and often have difficultity adjusting speed to the nature of the reading task.

  • Have difficulty with comprehension and retention of material that is read, but not material presented orally.

  • Confuse similar words, have difficulty using phonics, and have problems reading multi-syllable words.



NEEDS: material that meaningful and presented in an easier format or read to them
ABILITIES: read at a slower rate, have difficulty adjusting speed to the nature of the reading task and, have difficulty comprehending what they read
INTERESTS: lacks a diverse scope of the world as seen through books but exposure and modeling can spark and promote interest
LEARNING STYLES: may be an auditory and/or kinesthetic learner

Lesson Two: Children of the Holocaust will have modifications, activities, and/or supplements to help these students.

*Look for the picture to find these changes in the lesson.*



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  • May have limited comprehension of information with cultural references

  • Are likely to experience various stages of culture shock

  • May never have been fully immersed in an English-speaking environment

  • May speak only their first language at home with family.



NEEDS: material that is broken into small bricks of information, using pictures and simple vocabulary
ABILITIES: may have limited comprehension of information presented in English
INTERESTS: are centered around their culture and past experiences
LEARNING STYLES: may be a visual learner (pictures)

Lesson Three: Inventions of the Industrial Revolution will have modifications, activities, and/or supplements to help these students.

*Look for the picture to find these changes in the lesson.*