Hello. I am currently the teacher in a high school special education classroom for students with significant support needs. I have around three general groups of types of learners. One group is comprised of my lowest learners (those who cannot recognize many sight words, those who have trouble comprehending what they have read/what was read to them), one group is my mid-range learners (those who struggle with reading and math but respond to scaffolds and prompts most of the time) and the last group is my highest functioning learners (those who may have been misplaced because of behavior issues and learning disabilities; unsure of this at the moment). Anyway, I have 16 students and two paras. My paras support the kids in their electives and during lunch. However, in core classes, the ones I teach, how should I split up my paras? Should I have one modeling and placing needed scaffolds in one group while the other does this in the other group? I have a male and a female para. The male would be best with my male students who have behavior issues. I feel that he could really "mentor" them and help them to achieve their goals of on-task behavior. Should I work with the lowest students, making sure they have the appropriate functional life skills to apply to life outside of school? I feel like many of the kids can access the curriculum while my lowest group of kids are just not understanding the concepts in the content areas, even when the content is differentiated for them at a high interest, low level of instruction. Any advice would be much appreciated!