Have students write a collaborative poem or story using Twitter, IM, Edmodo or Facebook. This way, authors can contribute one word, one line, or several paragraphs.

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Idea #1: Make a match

Posted on April 01, 2013 in Autism, Differentiating Instruction

The first few ideas of the month are inspired by From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks. This book features 100 ideas for differentiating instruction using teaching materials. This text specifically highlights how to use, repurpose, or adapt common classroom items such as index cards, paper plates, craft sticks, letter tiles, dry erase boards, cardboard boxes, magazines, straws, dice, duct tape, and highlighters.

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.

Today’s idea is to make your own memory game. Memory games can be used as a matching activity in the classroom (every student gets a card and has to walk around the classroom to find his or her match) or as table game with one or more other students. Students with disabilities who need repeated practice on classroom learning targets might have their own set of cards to take home to play as homework.

This game (made from beverage coasters) was created as a review of authors and genres, but card sets can be made for any content including math problems and solutions; numbers and quantities; vocabulary words; Spanish words/English words; words and initial sounds, and so on.

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