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ERIC Number: ED429383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 130
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-340-7
Adapting Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Materials for the Inclusive Classroom. Volume 3: Grades Six through Eight. ERIC/OSEP Mini-Library.
Schumaker, Jean; Lenz, Keith
This book offers teachers guidelines and suggestions for adapting and/or selecting materials for use with students with disabilities in general language arts, social studies, and science classrooms (grades 6 through 8). Following an introduction, chapter 1 offers a nine-step procedure for adapting materials from first, creating a plan for adapting materials, through fourth, determining the need for content adaptations versus format adaptions for adapting materials, to ninth, fading the adaptation when possible. The following three chapters offer examples of material adaptations including adapting existing materials, mediating existing materials, and selecting alternate materials. These 12 contributions are: (1) "Differentiated Textbook Instruction" (Steve Horton); (2) "The Quality Assignment Routine and the Quality Quest Planner" (Jean Schumaker); (3) "S.O.S.: Survey, Obtain Information, Self-Test" (Jean Schumaker); (4) "Content Organizers" (B. Keith Lenz); (5) "Concept Organizers" (Janis Bulgren); (6) "Mnemonic Adaptations" (Margo Mastropieri and Tom Scruggs); (7) "Problem-Solving Prompts for Performance Assessments" (Jerry Tindal); (8) "Title: The Survey Routine" (Jean Schumaker); (9) "Coherent Text Built around Big Ideas" (Bonnie Grossen); (10) "Reasoning and Writing" (Bonnie Grossen); (11) "Science Videodisc Media" (Bonnie Grossen); and (12) "Connecting Math Concepts, SRA, and Core Concepts Videodisc Programs" (Bonnie Grossen). (Individual sections contain references.) (DB)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589; Tel: 703-620-3660; Tel: 703-264-9446 (TTY); Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site: (Stock No. P5307).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination.