ESE accommodations (Believe me, this post is shorter than it looks)

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  1. Teacher379

    Teacher379 Companion

    Apr 28, 2004
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    Like most of you, I'm already thinking about next year. I've been teaching ESOL students for the passed two years and I only needed to post ESOL accommodations somewhere in my planbook. I've had it stapled at the beginning.

    However, next year I'll have a homeroom (1st grade...YEAH!!!), but now I have to also post the ESE accommodations that I plan on using for those students in my planbook. Does anyone know what those are specifically?

    Here are the ESOL accommodations that I have posted in my planbook:

    1. Translate key concepts
    2. Make an outline
    3. Write a summary
    4. Highlight important points
    5. Use manipulatives
    6. Student conducted role-plays
    7. Student centered group problem-solving activities
    8. Develop vocabulary/definition/example list
    9. Add visuals and illustrations
    10. Use charts, tables, and graphic organizers
    11. Provide “realia”
    12. Use short, simple sentences
    13. Simplify and standardize vocabulary
    14. Change narratives to list form
    15. Music, poetry and games
    16. Language Experience Approach (LEA)
    17. Use simple forms of media
    18. Total Physical Response (TPR)

    If they are the same I could just label it ESOL/ESE accommodations, but I wanted to make sure that I'm not leaving anything out or if there is something that I cannot use for ESE students.

    Your help is greatly appreciated.
  3. frodolass

    frodolass Comrade

    Mar 15, 2006
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    I don't know anything about ESOL, but your inclusion students will have IEPs which will have the accommodations they need listed. You can't really come up with an exhaustive list b/c each kid's accommodation plan will be different. Some examples of accommodations you might see on IEPs are:

    Provide on audio tape
    Provide in large print
    Reduce number of items per page or line
    Provide a designated reader
    Present instructions orally

    Allow for verbal responses
    Allow for answers to be dictated to a scribe
    Allow the use of a tape recorder to capture responses
    Permit responses to be given via computer
    Permit answers to be recorded directly into test booklet

    Allow frequent breaks
    Extend allotted time for a test

    Provide preferential seating
    Provide special lighting or acoustics
    Provide a space with minimal distractions
    Administer a test in small group setting
    Administer a test in private room or alternative test site

    Test Scheduling
    Administer a test in several timed sessions or over several days
    Allow subtests to be taken in a different order
    Administer a test at a specific time of day

    Provide special test preparation
    Provide on-task/focusing prompts
    Provide any reasonable accommodation that a student needs that does not fit under the existing categories

  4. Teacher379

    Teacher379 Companion

    Apr 28, 2004
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    Oh wow...thanks! I could really use this list. I knew that each student's accommodations are different, but I usually just list them in the front of my planbook for reference.

    Thanks for your help.
  5. frodolass

    frodolass Comrade

    Mar 15, 2006
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    Hi Teacher379, I figured you knew the information, I was just "thinking out loud" to try to figure out how to go about listing accommodations. I wonder if you could make a copy of the page in the IEP where accommodations are listed and attach it to your planbook?
  6. Teacher379

    Teacher379 Companion

    Apr 28, 2004
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    That would have been fine also, I really didn't think about that...

    But could you believe that I found a list in an old portfolio from college?

    As soon as I find an answer to my question, I find my own resources that I've been looking for.

    But just in case someone else is looking for this list here they are:

    ESE Modifications

    1. Provide outline prior to lesson
    2. Use visual aids/audio materials
    3. Use handouts to emphasize major points
    4. Write key points of lesson on board
    5. Break long presentations into short segments
    6. Write assignments on board or paper for student
    7. Require fewer correct responses to achieve grade
    8. Allow more time for regular assignments/test
    9. Reduce length of regular assignments
    10. Reduce reading level of assignments
    11. Reduce homework assignments
    12. Do not grade handwriting
    13. Mark correct answers, not mistakes
    14. Utilize different types of paper
    15. Read written questions, test items and questions aloud
    16. Use calculator, computer, reference materials, and manipulative
    17. Provide clear visually uncluttered handouts/worksheets
    18. Allow open book/note exam
    19. Give exam orally
    20. Give frequent short quizzes
    21. Give take-home test
    22. Allow student to dictate answers

    Again, thanks for helping me.

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