Middle school reading/sped?!

Discussion in 'General Education' started by lily1989, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. lily1989

    lily1989 Rookie

    Feb 17, 2016
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    Apr 13, 2017


    I have an interview after vacation for a middle school special education-reading specialist position. I currently teach grade 2, highest I have taught is grade 4 but I did work as an aide for a year in a high school and tutor students with ASD in middle school.

    Demo lesson ideas? Management strategies for middle schoolers? These are things I need to be prepared to answer. Also, what does middle school reading look like? This is for sped, but I am assuming I will not be doing as much Wilson/phonics and more emphasis on comprehension and ELA, unless I am running guided reading groups?

    I think I would enjoy the older kids with the right management strategies and understanding of the curriculum. Any insight at all would be greatly appreciated as this is clearly a big change from what I am teaching now. :)
  3. Kelster95

    Kelster95 Companion

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    Apr 14, 2017

    In middle school the focus is more on fluency and comprehension. Some students still need decoding strategies as well. You will likely be working on some writing too. I teach self contained ELA and have 6-8 grades that function from prek-4/5 grades so I do some Wilson and phonics work because I have a student who is below the beginning reader stage.

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