Write a measurable reading comprehension goal for stephanie’s iep.

Understanding the development and individual differences of students with disabilities allows special education teachers to respond appropriately during instruction, utilizing supportive instructional strategies and technologies to meet student needs. Using assistive technologies, such as alternative and augmentative communication systems, to support instructional assessment, planning, and delivery, is essential to the language development and communication of students with disabilities.
Read the case study below to inform the assignment.
Case Study: Stephanie
Grade: 5th
Age: 10
Stephanie is a fifth grade student who is intellectually disabled and also has a severe language disorder. She is 10-years-old and spends a great portion of her day in self-contained settings. She receives speech therapy from a speech pathologist for a minimum of 30 minutes, four days a week. The rest of the time her language needs are supported by the special education teacher. She does attend a general education fifth grade classroom daily for 60 minutes for English language arts instruction, per her parent’s request. An instructional assistant accompanies her to class.
Stephanie’s oral expression skills are in the below average range. She struggles with oral expression speech, expressive language, and meanings of words. Her speech is limited and she usually has poor decoding and reading comprehension skills. Her reading level is at a low first grade level, reading simple stories with a Lexile level of 275-400. Her favorite book is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Stephanie writes very little and relies on the Picture Exchange System as her primary form of communication.
Stephanie attends the fifth grade English language arts class for exposure to more appropriate grade level content and socialization. She requires frequent breaks and one-on-one support from an assistant when participating in the general education setting. The special education teacher and assistant work with the general education teacher and follow the modified curriculum from the state department of education.
For standardized grade-level testing, Stephanie participates in the yearly Alternate Assessment. The assessment is administered orally by the teacher and a proctor is present. The assessment is multiple choice and the administrator can accept eye gazing, finger pointing, and verbal responses to answer questions. The assessment is not timed and the teacher can apply the 10 response rule: If the student does not respond after 10 questions, the teacher can end the assessment.
Assignment:
Use the “ELA Mini-Unit Template” to complete this assignment.
Part 1: Student Goal
Write a measurable reading comprehension goal for Stephanie’s IEP. Within the goal, incorporate an alternative and augmentative communication system to support her communication and learning.
Part 2: Mini-Unit
Compose a mini-unit of three ELA lesson plans for the general education classroom that incorporates your ELA standards for teaching reading comprehension to fifth graders.
For each lesson plan include differentiated activities and assessments for Stephanie that use the AAC system identified in Part 1 to allow her to access the curriculum and address her measurable IEP goal.
Part 3: Rationale
Provide a 250-500 word rationale that explains how your mini-unit instructional choices are developmentally appropriate for teaching the content standards, and how the differentiated activities and assessment will allow Stephanie to meet her goal and fully access the curriculum. Address how your accommodations and differentiation create a supportive learning environment that encourages self-advocacy, increases independence, and emphasizes safe and ethical use of information and technology for Stephanie.
Support your rationale with 2-3 scholarly resources on best practices regarding semantics/language disorders and the use of assistive technology.

Explain your intended career path.

In the introduction forum for this course, you shared one sentence about your vision for creating an inclusive environment for all learners that you will work with. A key piece of being able to bring your vision to life is understanding your foundational beliefs about inclusion and how to incorporate those assumptions when working with learners who are exceptional. Your perceptions about these ideas are the pillars of your philosophy of inclusion and exception learning. For your assignment this week, you will use the information you have learned so far about inclusion to begin building your philosophy. In your assignment,
Explain your intended career path. Make sure to specifically include the age group you want to work with and your work environment (school, library, preschool, etc.) as it will influence your beliefs throughout your philosophy.
Describe the professional dispositions you possess that influence your beliefs about how children grow, learn, and develop. Make sure to make a connection between your dispositions and your chosen career path.
Formulate your definition of inclusion. Make sure to include specific ways that your definition aligns with the age of the diverse learners you will be working with. Refer back to your What is Inclusion? discussion in Week 1 for support when crafting your answer.
Explain your perspective on where we are as a nation with creating inclusive environments that meet the needs of exceptional learners. Make sure to bring in specific examples of how policies and laws have influenced current trends for inclusive environments for your chosen career path. Refer back to your Week 1 discussion, History of Inclusion, for support when crafting your answer.
Summarize the role you feel collaboration should play when supporting exceptional learners in inclusive environments. Make sure that important concepts such as being a critically reflective practitioner, collaborative teaming, and communication styles are included in your summary. Refer back to your What is Collaboration? discussion and Communication Styles Self-Assessment discussion in Week 2 for support when crafting your answer.
Include the following based on your Program of Study:
Program of StudyContent to include
Bachelor of Arts in Child DevelopmentExplain how your own experiences have influenced your philosophy of exceptional learning and inclusion

What, if any, services will be provided to charlie for the duration of the disciplinary action?

Students with disabilities are provided with specific provisions regarding discipline through the law. Special education teachers need to be aware of what the law has outlined for the discipline of students with disabilities, as they will be responsible for implementing these specific guidelines.
Review the following case scenario to inform the assignment that follows:
Charlie is a fifth grader who receives special education services for a learning disability. He is on grade level in math and two years below grade level in reading. He receives services in a resource setting for one hour each day. Charlie has no history of behavior problems.
Recently, Charlie was caught stealing software from the computer lab at his school. His teacher referred him to the assistant principal who issued a three-day suspension and required him to return the stolen materials.
The day of the incident, when Charlie returned to the classroom to gather his belongings, he confronted his teacher. He called her names, threatened to come back to school with a knife to “cut her,” and pretended to swing his fists toward her. Charlie’s teacher called the principal, who, in accordance with the student code of conduct at the school, issued an additional 10-day suspension for Charlie, bringing his total days of suspension to 13.
Note: Adapted from Key issues in discipline (Module 19). Building the legacy: IDEA 2004 training curriculum, by R. Bradley, R., 2007, Washington, DC: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.
In a 750-1,000 word essay, address the questions that follow. Support your answers with references to specific sections of IDEA where applicable.
What will the special education teacher need to do next because of Charlie’s 13-day suspension?
Who will need to be contacted regarding Charlie’s suspension?
What services, if any, need to be provided to Charlie during his removal to an interim alternative educational setting (IAES)? Who are the stakeholders involved in this discussion?
Assume a manifestation determination review is held for Charlie, and it is determined that his behavior was not a manifestation of his disability.
What disciplinary actions are permissible?
What, if any, services will be provided to Charlie for the duration of the disciplinary action?
What happens if Charlie’s parents appeal the manifestation determination?
Support your findings with a 2-3 scholarly resources in addition to IDEA.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,

Provides an accurate, relevant, and detailed answer to the questions.

Explore the Pedagogy Wheel which has 183 apps that can be used in the classroom.
Select two apps that you could use to develop an English learner’s reading, writing, listening, or speaking skills.
Discuss how you can use these apps in an activity to support English learners
https://designingoutcomes.com/english-speaking-wor…

The rubric for grading discussion board is below:
Score
Criteria
10 points
Produces original ideas and reflections that go beyond summarizing the readings.
10 points
Provides an accurate, relevant, and detailed answer to the questions.
5 points
Submitted on time and well written in a 250 word minimum

Provides an accurate, relevant, and detailed answer to the questions.

Discussion #3
1. What activities can you implement to ensure the enhancement of critical thinking skills in your EL students?
2. What kinds of graphic aids or visuals can you think to use in your content area that your EL students could benefit from?
3. Write a question for your classmates.
The rubric for grading discussion board is below:
Score
Criteria
10 points
Produces original ideas and reflections that go beyond summarizing the readings.
10 points
Provides an accurate, relevant, and detailed answer to the questions.
5 points
Submitted on time and well written in a 250 word minimum

Prompt:

The above picture is of children building with blocks. This activity supports Standard 4: Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships.
DRDP Assignment:
Prompt:
For this week’s DRDP assignment, you will submit the Module 4 requirement found on the rubric:
Cognition, including Math and Science COG (11)
This assignment supports student learning objective 1, 2, 3,4, 5, and 6.

How might classroom priorities and schedules be configured to support comprehensive and well-executed informal assessments?please provide thoughtful responses to your questions – submit in an essay type format with an intro/body/conclusion and you will need to provide one citation or reference in the response.

Informal assessments take time. How might classroom priorities and schedules be configured to support comprehensive and well-executed informal assessments?Please provide thoughtful responses to your questions – submit in an essay type format with an intro/body/conclusion and you will need to provide one citation or reference in the response.
Puckett, Margaret B. Meaningful Assessments of the Young Child: Celebrating Development and Learning. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall, 2008.
I want to quote from this source and from another external source

Discuss how will you obtain access to this historical/archived data?

Purpose
Now that you have selected a topic and project, you are ready to choose a data-based improvement plan. This paper provides you an opportunity to create a formal plan that identifies the data you will utilize to drive your improvement plan. You will build on the plan related to this data over the next two terms. This assignment also includes an opportunity to begin a literature review to supplement your Week 1 findings.
Assignment Directions — Part I: Data-Based Improvement Project
Create a summary of the proposed topic for the data-based improvement plan (taken from week one). Include the problem, your initial goal for the improvement plan, and a statement that explains why this plan matters.
Describe where you will locate data to learn more about this problem. Discuss how will you obtain access to this historical/archived data?
Describe the data you will use (population/grade level, etc.).
Using three additional sources, provide any essential history or background on this problem in the field, or past solutions that have been attempted to overcome it.
Page Requirements
5-7 pages excluding the title page and references.
References
This assignment should use a minimum of three quality references (e.g., .org, .edu, peer-reviewed journals, etc.) obtained from the library and/or scholarly online sources (in addition to the 3-5 you used in the Week 1 paper). You will need your APA Manual for this assignment.
Week 2 Written Assignment Rubric
Quality of Content (80 Points)
___/40: Reflective and critical thinking (i.e., application, synthesis, analysis, and/or evaluation) are used to discuss the problem and what data is best to analyze this problem on a deeper level. Student includes a plan to access this specific data.
___/40: Student utilizes at least three additional peer-reviewed sources to provide history or background on the problem and solutions that have been attempted to overcome.
Quality of Writing (20 Points)
___/ 5: Format – Text meets APA/MSE standards.
___/ 5: Organization – Organization of paper demonstrates critical thinking. (Paper contains cover page, introduction, conclusion, headings, and effective transitions).
___/ 5: Precision – Student uses terminology and writes clearly and concisely.
___/ 5: Mechanics – Student spells, constructs sentences, and punctuates correctly.
Total: 100

For each underlined word, guess the meaning based on the context clues, and then look up the definition to check your guess.

Read the given passage and complete the chart. For each underlined word, guess the meaning based on the context clues, and then look up the definition to check your guess.