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Adapting a Hough. Mifflin Theme test
Old 09-12-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Ok, since I have this spec ed 5th gr that reads at gr 2--and I am giving a theme test in a week--I need to find some worksheets in a book or online site that address topics such as inflected endings, suffixes, compound words, types of sentences etc. spelling, comprehension etc-----I asked the spec ed teacher (in writing) for help--none so far.

Can anyone recommend a website that I can get some things from or a publisher of workbooks? I was told I WILL teach 5th grade standards and I WILL give a theme test to his ability that can be read at gr 2 level. Said curric director said I HAD to write it myself, but I think she is nuts. I have enough work--they can at least buy me materials if they give me a spec ed kid and expect me to teach him instead of spec ed class.

If you know Houghton Miiff theme tests--I was thinking giving him a packet with a couple one page comp rdg sheets with 5 questions, and maybe four other task specific wksheets like on suffixs or prefixes or what ever would be a good substitute??? Your thoughts???


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Unfortunately, many of us have been in your shoes. I am lucky enough to have a resource teacher who has been very helpful, even though he does not serve the children in my class. A few suggestions he gave to help me modify tests are:
If multiple choice, give fewer choices.
ALWAYS give a word box for fill in the blank--no extra words.
For the fill in the blank, do them in groups of 3-5 questions.
Have lots of white space on the page. Too much print is overwhelming.
Get someone to read and possibly scribe for the child.

Yes you can teach the 5th grade standards, but you will have to have different worksheets, reading materials, and modified tests. I don't have a website to share, but I feel certain there is something to help you teach this child.
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Do you have access to SRA? They are quick and easy stories with all different kinds of language arts and comprehension activities for all grade levels. Since they are divided within a box into different color coded levels, you can easily tell when students are progressing. I'm thinking this could be a good addition to what you are already doing and the children can do them independently while you are working in small group.

Outside of that EdHelper does have some customizable Language Arts Worksheets for different grade levels. Scholastic's Teacher Store has some good books as well - I just ordered one for making sentences more exciting.
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