Excellent Resources:

EZC Readers – Great for tracking and staying on focus.

EZC Readers
Wikki Stix

Wikki Stix are great to use to underline or circle words, form letters… Thanks to the people at http://www.wikkistix.com, if you attend any of my presentations with the Bureau of Education and Research, you will receive a sample.

Wikki Stix
Thank You, Mr. Falker

Scholastic’s Book is full of Graphic Organizers in varying levels.  Help the brain to make those connections!

Scholastic - Graphic Organizers and Differentiated Instruction

Graphic Organizers for three different levels!

Graphic Organizers

Thank You, Mr. Falker – A great book about a student who is struggling… Author shares her own struggles in learning to read.

Thank You, Mr. Falker
Alternatives for Writing

Use highlighting tape, highlighters, post-its, flags, color coding dots…  simple accommodations can sometimes make a huge difference.

Highlighter Tape and Post it Flags

Use color paper, story boards, index cards, paper strips, dry erase boards, and transparencies instead of always paper/pencil.

Dry Erase Board
8-Point Story Board

Post it notes are another alternative to paper/pencil.  (Nick didn’t like to write on regular notebook paper, but accomplished the task of beginning, middle, and end of the reading passage by using Post-it Notes instead.)

Post it Notes

Post it Notes

This 8-Point Storyboard is another alternative to regular paper/pencil writing, where assignments are written in 8 boxes instead of regular notebook paper. Defined smaller space is a great accommodation for students who don’t like to write. It can easily be a 4-Point Storyboard, or a 6-Point Storyboard… it’s all in the fold of the paper. Using color paper is even better.

8-Point Story Board