Writing Instruction for Students on the ASOL Curriculum
When approaching writing instruction for students with disabilities, it is helpful to consider writing as a form of communication, rather than focusing on the physical task of manipulating a pencil or keyboard. Regardless of age, all writers must progress through the same developmental stages of writing.
T-TAC ODU is pleased to offer the following free TACtics to support your writing instruction for students with intellectual disabilities:
Teaching the Write Way guides educators through the developmental stages of writing. This TACtic explores a variety of writing tools and activities that make composition accessible for students of varying abilities and needs.
ASOL-Based Writing Activities offers a number of standards-referenced writing lesson plans created by teachers in Virginia. These detailed plans offer engaging activities, and suggested accommodations, for students of all writing abilities.
The term “intellectual disability” is used when describing a very broad and diverse group of students. Here, you will find information and resources for professionals whose students access the curriculum through the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOLs).
The I’M DETERMINED Project is all about helping students learn self-determination skills. Browse the site to learn about many great resources. You will find tools such as the One Pager and Good Day Plan, which help students take an active role in goal planning, the IEP process, transitioning, and behavior planning. Best of all, you will find templates for the tools, authentic student examples, and videos of teachers & students using these tools.
Are you in need of a little inspiration today? Check out this video and then “take the path that leads to awesome!”
Tar Heel Reader is a free site that offers thousands of high-interest e-books for students. All texts are switch accessible.
Writing with Alternative Pencils is a great option for students who cannot hold a writing utensil or use a keyboard.