Research has shown sign language to be an effective vocabulary intervention.
After co-teaching in inclusive classrooms and witnessing the benefits of inclusion done well in schools and school districts around the country, I am convinced that most students achieve more in the general classroom with an environment of excellent teaching. The trend towards tracking students in leveled classes based on test scores and ability has not been validated by credible research over time. The research on tracking/leveling is about as inconclusive and controversial as the research on homework. Find a study that claims students perform best in leveled classes and there’s another one that states that students perform better in heterogeneous classes. Read how four schools faced the challenge of implementing RTI
What does an inclusive, differentiated classroom look like?
Ongoing, immediate assessment, flexible grouping, chunked lesson plans, movement strategies, collaboration and teamwork, and a variety of research-based strategies. You’ll hear higher order thinking and songs, rhymes and chants as mnemonic devices.
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