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Common Core ELA for Special Needs and English Language Learners

Jesse Berg, MSIT, MEd
PETE&C 2014
jesse@visualleap.com

Big Idea
Visual strategies provide multiple access points for learning
a. write effectively
b. organize ideas
c. read critically
Provide structures to organize thinking

Cause
A. Lack of strategies
B. Basic Skills
C. [[../PSSA-Webbing/VL-Rationale_PETEC.pptx|Scientific Rationale]]

Problem
A. Knowing how to learn
B. Working memory/Executive function
C. Trouble organizing delivering ideas
D. Fear/History of failure
E. Other obstacles (fine motor, basic skills)

Solution
A. Teach Webbing as a Discrete Skill
B. Web everything
ADD Summary Man
ADD Reverse MM - Greece
ADD Ancient Greece Doc
ADD PSSA Prompt
ADD PSSA Scoring Rubric

Technologies
1. Speech to text
2. Text to speech
3. Reader
4. Kidspiration
5. Inspiration Maps
6. Popplet
7. Read Write Think
a. **Venn**
b. **Web**