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Idea # 29: Bring a chapter to life

Posted on April 29, 2013 in Autism, Differentiating Instruction

In our book, From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks, we recommend that teachers create story kits to provide students with a concrete connection to a story or novel. We have used concrete objects to teach everything from To Kill a Mockingbird to Romeo & Juliet to Stellaluna. This strategy, however, is not only for teaching literature. Textbook boxes can also be created. That is, objects related to a given chapter can be collected and used to teach the objectives in any unit or lesson.

This 3-D chapter was assembled for a chapter on electricity. Objects were used to help students with disabilities answer questions (students point to objects or pictures instead of speaking or writing words) and physically explore materials related to the chapter.

From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks

Packed with creative adaptation ideas like fidget bags, doodle notes, and choice boards, this book gives K 12 educators 100 teacher-designed, kid-tested strategies they can use to meet the needs of all students in inclusive classrooms.

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  1. From Chapter in a box on 15 May 2013

    […] I get to bring Differentiation Daily visitors over to my professional website: http://www.paulakluth.com. On this site, I do share some ideas on differentiation, but mostly focus on short articles, posts, […]

  2. From Carie on 16 May 2013

    LOVE this idea of chapter in a box! or concept in a box! or book in a box! great way to differentiate–thanks for sharing all your great ideas with the whole world!

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