Overview - HOW TO ADAPT TEXT
Product Type: Book
Author: Norma Dyck, Ed.D.
Number of Pages: 42 Pages
Age Appropriate Level: All Ages
How to Adapt Text for Struggling Readers was developed to assist special educators and classroom teachers address the special needs of students who struggle reading textbooks and other written materials in content area classes such as science, social studies, or literature. While there are many instructional adaptations a teacher can make, this guide focuses on ways to modify materials, assignments, and testing procedures for individual student achievement. How to Adapt Text for Struggling Readers will show the teacher how to bypass, decrease, support, organize and guide reading, and adapt assignments and tests.
The 42-page guide contains nine short, topical readings, each with a ''hands-on'' activity to practice what is learned.
Chapter 1-Who Needs Adapted Text.
Gives detailed explanations the characteristics of students who are most likely to benefit from adapted text.
Chapter 2-Choosing the Best Option.
Explains the many types of text adaptations teachers can make for instructing struggling readers.
Chapter 3-Bypass Reading.
Discusses how students can achieve the lesson goal or objective by having the text read aloud to them.
Chapter 4-Decrease Reading.
Discusses the alternative of having the struggling student read only part of the required text.
Chapter 5-Support Reading.
Explores the reasoning behind giving additional information to struggling students in an effort to make the text more interesting and understandable.
Chapter 6-Organize Reading.
Gives tips on how educators can organize the text differently in an effort to help the student ''see'' the text.
Chapter 7-Guide Reading.
Outlines how you can change the student''s interaction with the text and achieve success, particularly with students with attention deficits.
Chapter 8-Adapt Work Products.
Discusses modifying due dates, giving alternatives to written work, using cooperative learning activities, and breaking tasks into small steps.
Chapter 9-Adapt Tests.
Explains how to adapt test content, administration, and construction.
Sample IEP goals and charts are included in Supplement B. Also includes information on one-day workshops based on the book.