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Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms

Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms
Keys for Struggling Learners

Second Edition
Edited by:

August 2012 | 248 pages | Corwin
This second edition of Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms helps teachers access specific findings that target students with disabilities secondary classrooms. Providing a quick resource of research-supported strategies, M. C. Gore offers field-tested and teacher-friendly approaches to understanding the levels and stages of learning for students with disabilities.

An updated revision of the bestselling book Successful Inclusion Strategies for Secondary and Middle School Teachers, this book:

- Addresses the reauthorization of IDEA 2004 and the full impact of NCLB on special education

- Highlights how the strategies in this book can be incorporated in all levels of RTI

- Includes expanded discussion of Universal Design for Learning

About the Author
1. The Letters Behind the Book
No Child Left Behind

Resopnse to Intervention

Universal Design for Learning

The Purpose of this Book

A Note About People First Language

2. The Locks on the Doors to Learning
The Locks on the Doors

The Input Locks

The Information Processing/Retention Locks

The Affective Locks

The Output Lock

The Sum Total of the Locks

3. Keys to the Effectiveness of the Inclusion Strategies
Dual Coding Theory and Tri-Coding of Information

4. Ensuring Students Understand Instructions
Key 1: Gain Students' Attention with Attentional Cues

Key 2: Providing Written and Oral Instructions

Key 3: Repeat Instructions

Key 4: Chunking Instructions

Key 5: Tell-Backs and Show-Mes

5. Teaching the Concepts and Vocabulary of Our Disciplines Strategies
Key 6: Taxonomic Fee

Key 7: Semantic Feature Analysis Matrix

Key 8: Compare and Contrast Vocabulary Mix

Key 9: Typology

Key 10: Word Analysis Diagram

Key 11: Semantic Map

Key 12: Quick Sketching a Definition

Key 13: Total Physical Response and Vocabulary Drama

Key 14: Keyword Mmemonic Strategy

Key 15: Teaching Greek and Latin Morphemes

Key 16: Vocabulary Word Card Ring

Key 17: Vocabulary Word Wall

Key 18: Learning Games

Key 19: Peer Tutoring

6. Teaching Devices for Increasing Student Learning From Lectures
Key 20: Simply Slowing Down

Key 21: Pause Procedure

Key 22: Cueing Critical Points

Key 23: Explicitly Teaching the Big Ideas

Key 24: Providing an Advance Organizer

Key 25: Soliciting Students' Examples

Key 26: Providing a Plethora of Examples

Key 27: Providing Nonexamples

Key 28: Teaching CSA/CRA

Key 29: Role Playing Difficult Content

7. Increasing Learning by Using Note Taking Strategies
Key 30: Teaching Abbreviations

Key 31: Teach Summarizing

Key 32: Partial Graphic Organizer Notes

Key 33: Guided Notes

Key 34: Strategic Notes

Key 35: Brick and Mortar Notes

Key 36: Three-Column Perzonalized Notes

Key 37: Newspaper Notes

8. Promoting Student Learning From the Textbook
Key 38: Using GOs to Make Relationships Explicit

Key 39: Pre-Teaching Vocabulary

Key 40: Explicitly Teaching Text Structure

Key 41: Accessible Digital Textbooks

9. Increasing Learning by Using Textbook Guides
Key 42: Main Idea Text Structure Study Guide

Key 43: List Text Structure Study Guide

Key 44: Order Text Structure Study Guide

Key 45: Compare and Contrast Text Structure Study Guide

Key 46: Cause and Effect Text Structure Study Guide

Key 47: Problem Solution Study Guide

Key 48: Analogy Study Guide

10. Promoting Factual Mastery Through Mnemonic Devices
Key 49: Keyword Mmemonics with Narrative Chains

Key 50: Musical Mmemonisc

11. Improving Higher-Order Thinking Skills
Key 51: Storyboards Type 1

Key 52: Storyboards Type 2

Key 53: Flowcharts

Key 54: Venn-Euler Diagram

Key 55: Reasoning by Metaphor and Analogy

Key 56: Compare and Contrast Matrix

Key 57: Campfire Metaphor for Cause and Effect

Key 58: Evaluation by Elimination by Aspects Matric

Key 59: Evaluation by Addition Matrix

12. Improving the Quality of Expository Writing
Key 60: Teaching Summarizing

Key 61: Teaching Text Structure

Key 62: Writing Frames

Key 63: Using Rubrics

Key 64: Data Revival Chart

Key 65: Adapted Evaluation Matrices

Key 66: Graphic Organizers for Expository Writing

13. Future Keys
Future Key #1: fMRI-Supported Learning Strategies

Future Key #2: Virtual Reality

Future Key #3: Podcasting

Future Key #4: Videogame-Based Learning

Future Key#5: Videoconference Tutoring

The Last Word


"This updated text provides a wide range of instructional tools that are cleverly introduced, well-referenced, and clearly presented. It provides an informative and practical introduction to preservice teachers who are preparing to work with older students. At the same time, it offers an excellent refresher for practicing teachers by providing some new and fresh approaches that can be incorporated into everyday inclusive classrooms. I expect this book to become bookmarked and dog-eared from both initial use and subsequent reference by serious educators."

Jean Lokerson, Faculty Emerita, School of Education
Commonwealth University

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1: The Letters Behind the Book

M. C. Gore

M. C. (Millie) Gore is Hardin Distinguished Professor in the Special Education Program of the Department of Counseling, Kinesiology, and Special Education at the Gordon T. and Ellen West College of Education at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including the Corwin title (with John F. Dowd) Taming the Time Stealers: Tricks of the Trade From Organized Teachers. Gore received undergraduate and master’s degrees from Eastern New Mexico University and a doctorate from the University of Arkansas. More About Author

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