We have a new teacher at the middle school for our SDC ELA/Social Studies classes, for grades 6-8. He is effective in dealing with the negative behaviors in the class. I'm a 1:1 Para, my student is at a 3rd grade reading level. I helped another student in the same class who I believe might have been at a 1st grade reading level. We have another student "Joe" who is deemed "mod" on his IEP, but seems to be "mod-severe." His cognition is maybe at 1st--2nd grade level, the teacher doesn't give "Joe" any work to do for the 2 classes. He just draws on paper or plays with the textbooks. The teacher mentioned to me that the classes are too difficult for "Joe." Yet, he doesn't give "Joe" any work to do in class. The teacher uses textbooks/workbooks that are at an 8th grade level. There are SPED & SDC modifications within the teacher's edition, either he doesn't know they exist or he is lesson planning his way (which is his right, he's the teacher). I feel that the assignments are too difficult for the students to do. None of the students complain about the work to the teacher. Most if them don't understand what the assignment is, and are always asking me & the other Para what they need to do. The teacher is in the class, & must see that they struggle. I asked the other Para if she knew what grade level the textbooks are. She told me she knew and thought it was great that the students seem to be doing ok. I told her that I thought it was too difficult & was concerned. She just shrugged her shoulders. I'm not one to tell a teacher how to teach, I don't feel that it is my place to do so. We've been in school a month already. Wouldn't the teacher know this curriculum is too difficult for the students? What should be done with "Joe"?