ERIC Number: ED462791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
English III. Teacher's Guide [and Student Workbook]. Revised. Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS).
Atkinson, Missy; Fresen, Sue; Goldstein, Jeren; Harrell, Stephanie; MacEnulty, Patricia; McLain, Janice
This teacher's guide and student workbook are part of a series of content-centered supplementary curriculum packages of alternative methods and activities designed to help secondary students who have disabilities and those with diverse learning needs succeed in regular education content courses. The content of Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS) materials differs from standard textbooks and workbooks in several ways. Simplified text, smaller units of study, reduced vocabulary level, increased frequency of drill and practice exercises, less cluttered format, and presentation of skills in small, sequential steps. The material is designed to supplement state-adapted textbooks and other instructional materials. Both texts are based on the Florida Curriculum Frameworks and correlates to the Sunshine State Standards. They are divided into units o study which correspond to the Language Arts Strands of the state standards. The content focuses on concepts, instructional text, and activities and culminates with an application for students to demonstrate learning. Each unit in the teacher's guide includes an overview, suggestions for enrichment, unit assessment, and answer keys. The units are: (1) Online Technology--Using the World Wide Web; (2) Reading--Knowledge and Understanding; (3) Writing--Create a Research Report; (4) Revising and Editing--Polish Your Research Report; (5) Listening, Viewing, Speaking--Send and Receive the Message; and (6) Literature--The Language of America. Five appendices in the guide include some instructional strategies, teaching suggestions, accommodations/modifications for students, a vocabulary word list, and information on correlation to state standards. The student workbook contains vocabulary, an explanation of the content, and practice exercises designed to evaluate comprehension. (Contains 36 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Communication Skills, Disabilities, English, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Literature, Reading Comprehension, Secondary Education, Slow Learners, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Florida State Dept. of Education, Div. of Public Schools and Community Education, Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services, Turlington Bldg., Room 628, 325 West Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 (Teacher's guide, $3.45; student workbook, $9.95. Tel: 800-342-9271 (Toll Free); Tel: 850-488-1879; Fax: 850-487-2679. Web site: http://www.leon.k12.fl.us/public/pass.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL. Exceptional Student Education.
Note: Course No. 1001370. Part of the Curriculum Improvement Project funded under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B. Adapted from "English Skills III." See ED 294 246 for earlier edition.