ERIC Number: ED462789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
English I. Teacher's Guide [and Student Workbook]. Revised. Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS).
Fresen, Sue, Ed.; Goldstein, Jeren, Ed.
This teacher's guide and student workbook are part of a series of content-centered packages of supplemental readings, activities, and methods adapted for secondary students who have disabilities and other students with diverse learning needs. Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS) materials are designed to help those students succeed in regular education content courses. The content in PASS differs from standards textbooks and workbooks in severy 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 correlate to Florida's Sunshine State Standards and are divided into the following six units of study: (1) reading; (2) writing; (3) taking a second look at writing; (4) listening, viewing, and speaking; (5) literature; and (6) integrating online technology. For each unit, the teacher's guide includes a description of the unit's content and the unit's focus, provides suggestions for enrichment, and contains an assessment to measure student performance. Appendices in the guide contain strategies to facilitate inclusion, a suggested list of the 500 most frequently occurring words on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests, and a chart describing standards and benchmarks. The student workbook contains vocabulary, an explanation of the content, and practice exercises designed to evaluate comprehension. (Contains 33 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Capitalization (Alphabetic), Curriculum, Disabilities, English Instruction, Grammar, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Materials, Learning Problems, Literature, Oral Language, Punctuation, Reading Comprehension, Remedial Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Units of Study, Vocabulary Development, World Wide Web, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Skills
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, $3.95; student workbook, $10.25). 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.
Identifiers - Location: Florida