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How to make accommodations for a large group of struggling students?

Oct 30, 2014 11:39pm

I am an intern at a middle school and in one of my current Pre-AP classes, almost a third of my students are below the reading level they should ideally be at. This has caused a drop in scores on almost all assignments that are written and/or administered on the computer. They do significantly better on assignments that are read out loud in class with the students answering verbally and/or writing a short answer on paper. My question is, what are some ways to accommodate this rather large group of students in the class for tests and assignments? Since the group of students is rather large, I don't want it to effect the other students in the class, but they should also have the proper accommodations made for them to succeed in the class. Does anyone have any ideas on how to differentiate instruction in my class?

  • English Language Arts
  • Differentiation

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    • Oct 31, 2014 2:39am

      Have you tried creating small groups where you match some stronger students with ones that are struggling? Or even pair of the stronger students with each other to work on something while you give some extra time to the ones that need more help?

      • Oct 31, 2014 2:51am

        No, I haven't. Technically it isn't my classroom - I'm an intern student teaching, but those are really great ideas that I can mention to my mentor teacher! We've been brainstorming ideas but been at a loss as to how to reach the struggling students without interfering with the rest of the class since there are quite a few of them. Thank you!