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ERIC Number: EJ1014029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
5 Tips for Creating Independent Activities Aligned with the Common Core State Standards
Fraser, Dawn W.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v45 n6 p6-15 Jul-Aug 2013
Promoting independence in all students is one important part of education. It can be difficult for educators to identify meaningful tasks that students with severe disabilities can complete with full independence. By incorporating visual supports into a student's independent work, the teacher is providing the student with an opportunity to practice previously mastered skills while promoting independence, task completion, and increasing response chain length. Teachers can utilize a base of readily available materials in order to individualize a student's independent work based on their individualized education plan. This article provides a variety of tasks to be used for independent work that use readily available items in schools, grocery stores, and craft stores. Tasks range in difficulty to meet the needs of a variety of students; corresponding Common Core State Standards are provided. Fine motor skills are incorporated into every task. Photographs of actual tasks are included. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A