This practical guide explains how to raise the rigor for students with special needs so they can achieve higher levels of learning. Bestselling author Barbara R. Blackburn and intervention expert Bradley S. Witzel provide helpful information on assessment, planning, co-teaching models, high expectations, common obstacles, and emphasizing positive outcomes. This second edition offers new, expanded instructional strategies for literacy and math, as well as strategies that work across subject areas. In addition, each chapter is filled with tools and examples to help you implement the ideas.
Perfect for general and special educators and supervisors, the book also comes with a study guide so you can collaborate on the book with building or district colleagues. With the practical information in this book, you’ll understand how to teach with higher expectations and rigor so that all students can feel successful.
Table of Contents
1. Rigor and Students with Special Needs 2. Assessment for Planning and Instruction 3. Planning for Effective Instruction for Students with Special Needs 4. Rigorous Expectations 5. Rigorous Literacy Strategies 6. Rigorous Mathematics Strategies 7. Rigorous General Instructional Strategies 8. Emphasizing Positive Outcomes
Barbara R. Blackburn is the bestselling author of more than 25 books and is a sought-after consultant. She was an award-winning professor at Winthrop University and has taught students of all ages.
Dr. Bradley S. Witzel is the Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor of Education at Western Carolina University and has worked as a classroom teacher and before that as a paraeducator with high-achieving students with disabilities.