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Accessing Grade-Level Text Using MP3 Players
My students need 10 MP3 players to access grade level text.
Have you ever been so overwhelmed with a task that you just want to give up? My students with special needs frequently experience this with reading. Students with special needs often need multiple means of instruction to access grade-level curriculum.
My students come from a high poverty area with limited educational resources.
Despite their hardships, my students come to school everyday with a smile, thankful for what they are receiving. Students are expected to learn 21st century skills, as well as the basic skills such as reading, writing and math. Many of my students have a reading level below grade-level. Due to their learning disability, my students have difficulty with tasks related to reading, such as identifying the main idea, describing the main character and sequencing. Despite this, I have never met such a creative bunch of students that has learned to persevere. My students are interested in discovering the way that they learn best and advocating for themselves. My students deserve the resources that it takes to be successful in today's world.
My students need MP3 players to access grade level text. Listening to the books on MP3 players allows students to focus on the comprehension of the text rather than focusing on the decoding words. Listening to the recording while reading the book can help the students recognize the words and the sounds that the letters make. After hearing a story, students can work on tasks such as sequencing the story, filling out plot charts, having discussions about the story, describing the characters, defining the text structure and identifying the main idea and supporting details of a text. Students will be learning the same skills as their peers, and will be able to meaningfully participate in class, despite a learning disability.
Providing students with multiple means of instruction can optimize their learning in their grade-level classes.
Allowing the students to access grade-level text through books on tape will help them from further falling behind their peers, and give them a chance to excel. Furthermore, it will engage them in the same learning experience as their peers, while building confidence.
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