Teaching SETSS
09112018, 10:06 AM


This year, I started working at a Charter School, where I am teaching SETSS ELA for Grades 6,7 and 8. After spending the last two years at my previous school where I was a coteacher in 6th and 7th Grade, I am currently struggling with coming up with lesson plans for the students that I am supposed to teach and I am looking for some advice on what I should be doing.
The students have 90 minute blocks of ELA and Math. I pull the students who have SETSS out during the 2nd half of the block. Students never like getting pulled out of class, since they are often made fun of by the other students for being "Special Ed" or called "stupid."
The SETSS teachers are not required to have actual lesson plans, instead we are required to have "Weekly Planner Interventions" in which we describe a learning target for the week, in which we are required to describe what topics the students are working on in class and how it relates to the students' IEP goals, the strategies that we are using during our sessions and student needs and accommodations. It makes no mention of what materials we are using or the type of instruction.
I am given very little resources, except for a series of workbooks, which the students find boring and repetitive. Even the setup of the class is a mess. I share a classroom with 2 other teachers, who are teaching at the same time, creating a constant distraction.
My questions are:
1. How do I plan for a SETSS class? Do I make a generalized lesson plan for the small group or do I come up with 18 individualized lesson plans for each of the students I service?
2. What kind of resources should I use?
3. How can I make this class more engaging and not seen as something negative?
