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I am running a program for students wiht Emtional and Social Issues. I am teaching a class called Coping Skills. What suggestions can be made for incorporating standards other than the reading and writing?

Sep 4, 2013 3:21pm

  • Other
  • 9-12
  • Common Core

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    • Sep 4, 2013 8:20pm

      I agree that incorporating speaking and listening skills is important. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are fundamental and important literacy skills. A class like yours seems to lend itself to students practicing all of these literacy skills. While I agree with BJ Bertucci's post, I'd want to know more about the kinds of assignments and assessments you have to answer more completely.

      • Sep 5, 2013 9:30am

        That is helpful! Thanks.

        • Sep 5, 2013 9:44am

          I am using a cognitive-behavioral program at the moment which has pre and post test (T/F and multiple choice) to measure understanding. I gave the prestest all at once and I am breaking down the final test into shorter quizzes. Students are participating in class discussion and completing brief writing assignments before or during lessons on feelings, actions, problem-solving etc. I am also incorporating brief(!) formative exit tickets about main ideas and such.

          I am putting together a project for the next unit on empathy/tolerance incorporating famous quotes about peace ... I think. It's a work in progress. I would give the choice of presentation and grade via rubric. (rap, song or spoken presentation, art project, standard paper)

          In the class I offer a 15,20 sometimes 30 time for organizing other academic work, individual content area work and such. Students may need this to be more structured than it has been. They are not really using the time as intended yet but possibly as we get more into the year they will.