ERIC Number: ED342141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Generic Considerations in Adjusting Curriculum and Instruction for At Risk Students.
This document presents 28 accepted principles for modifying instruction to better meet needs of handicapped and at risk students. The principles include, among others: get to know the individual student in an informal manner; examine the patterns of children's errors; sequence skills to reduce error rates; vary response, testing, and grading options; include study skills in the curriculum; use structured presentation tactics; supplement classroom management plans with specific prevention-oriented techniques; go beyond standardized tests; relate written symbolism to what children already know; ensure overlearning of basic skills; and utilize parents as an instructional resource. Eight models for adapting and modifying curricula are also presented. Main model characteristics and originators are: a five-step process (John Hoover); a 3x3 table to organize adaptation (S. B. Cohen); interactive units (John Cawley); focus on three basic topics (R. A. Lambie); provision of an underlying organizational framework (C. O. Cheney); TTMME (Task, Time, Method, Material, Evaluation) by J. Scourfield, secondary school considerations (Colleen Blankenship); and modification of materials for mainstreamed students (J. Burnette). A checklist to help teachers prioritize the instructional principles is appended. Includes 57 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Lucerne Valley Unified School District, CA.