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What *should* SpEd pullout look like?
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Understand this is coming from a teacher whose school has had a yearly turnover of SpEd teachers. Each one a little different from the rest.

I'm curious what pullout should look like with regards to reading/writing/spelling.

Our new SpEd teacher this year pulls my student in the a.m., right away, and helps her with AM work. Then, she sends her back in. The only other time she meets with her is on Fridays when we do our weekly letters home to parents and she has her use CoWriter (?).

This is not what I have ever seen take place with SpEd in 3rd grade in the 9 years I've been teaching. *I* could help her with AM work.

In the past, it has been intense word work or reading instruction.

It just doesn't feel right this year. I'm not sure what I should be seeing, etc. Or is what is taking place ok?

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It all depends on the child's IEP and minutes. Ask the sped teacher for the program services page and it should show how many minutes the sped teacher should be seeing the child.

What the sped teacher does depends on each of her students' IEPs.

Also, the IEP should show which classes the children have for regular or resource. Ask to see the page where it shows which classes each child has for reg ed/pull outs

see if this shows up http://www.docstoc.com/docs/50929732...GRAM-WORKSHEET Your IEPs probably don't look like this, but you're looking for the info that goes in section 3 and 8.
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I will take a look at the IEP. It's not really the hours I'm worried about.

It's the (what I feel to be) lack of intense instruction/focus on her reading and spelling difficulties. I thought she would be getting a double dose of instruction, with the SpEd teacher using her expertise in learning disabilities to help this child unlock some difficulties.

AM work is always a quick review of skill for the week. Nothing too difficult. Certainly nothing that I can't give her a quick check in with, and send her on her way to complete it independently.

Twice, the work has been returned, not accurate! One was a to, too, two page. Many errors. So, obviously she needed 1 on 1/small group with that, so why, when the SpEd teacher pulled her, did the paper come back inaccurate? The page today had errors, too.

How do I approach this teacher about my concerns without alienating her or making her feel like I'm not happy with what is taking place? Or...is this what *should* be taking place? (It does not match what previous SpEd teachers have done with our students).

Thanks again!
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Look at her goals on her IEP then and that should direct the sped teacher in what she's doing.
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Look at her goals on her IEP then and that should direct the sped teacher in what she's doing.
I will do that. Thanks for responding.


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Look at the wording in the Services section
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as well as the minutes--if it says 'Reading Support,' she will just be supplementing or assisting with what you do in your room. If it reads "Direct instruction' or 'Reading instrution,' she should have her own lesson plans/curriculum for the student that either supplements or supplants the classroom reading instruction.

Next, look at the child's reading levels--If it is close to grade level, like a year +/-, reading support is probably the most appropriate. If the discrepancy is greater than 2 grade levels, the child needs more structured support.

The SpEd teacher may be looking to you for direction, right or wrong--especially if she is new...you may have to be direct with her and tell her that this is not working for your student...Tell her outright that you think a supplemental program or at least a daily review of the basic reading strategies in what your student needs. Her response in her words and attitude will speak volumes...
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Lottalove,

That helps immensely. I will do that. Wish I felt more confident in what
SpEd students need!
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sped is very difficult. This is my 3rd year in it and there's so much to think about and consider.

I think you're doing a great job and you're advocating for the child and don't even know it
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