Way Below Grade Level

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by Bumble, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Bumble

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    I have a student who is at the kindergarten level for both math and reading. I'm a regular ed 4th grade teacher with 25 kids! How can I teach him on his level without embarrassing him or making the other kids bored? I need all the help I can get. He is without an IEP at the moment. Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Samothrace

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    I guess I want to know how he got to 4th grade without an IEP or anything?!

    I am of no help...but I'd be looking into finding all the services you can get him!
     
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    I started the paperwork already. I've had a lot of "wow, how did that happen" since I started this new job.
     
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    We had a 2nd grader come into our class this year and she didn't know anything. Knew no letters or their sounds. Had to contact the P and set up meetings and the student was moved back to 1st grade and she is doing much better. Sounds like your student needs to go back a grade or two.
     
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    Don't feel bad Bumble. I'm in a 4th grade class as well and have a few students without IEP's that are on a kinder/1st grade level for all subjects. I was told by my cooperating teacher (I'm student teaching) that in the district teachers are told not to hold students back regardless of their progress. :dizzy:

    I forgot to add that what I'm starting this week is small group workshops for math. I already do them for reading and writing. Hopefully it will help.
     
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    Small group instruction is the way to go. I have 28 students and over half are below grade level. My range is Primer to 6.8. None of my 3 lowest students qualified for Sped (P, 1.6. 1.8). I differentiate as much as I can during whole group and pull a lot of small groups for everything else.
     
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    We are using corrective reading/math, so small group instruction will be really limited.I sent this student to get evaluated by the school psychologist and the request was accepted. We have to wait a month.
     

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