Dear Miss Rae,
I'm a special education teacher who teaches students in inclusion and pull-out academic support groups for reading. I'm not certified in any specialized reading programs. I have begged my district to pay for me to get certified in Wilson or Orton Gillingham, but they won't! I can't afford to pay for these trainings myself, but I want to be able to help my students. How do I teach reading to my special education students if I'm not certified in a specialized program?
Wilson Wanna-Be Teacher
Dear Wanna-Be Wilson Teacher,
You're a Special Education teacher! That's a superpower all in itself so no need to worry! You got this!
First, check out my blog on Special Education Guided Reading groups where I give you a step-by-step lesson plan format to follow! You can use this process for both the inclusion and academic support (pull-out) model.
Then, check out my blog on Readers Who Read Significantly Below Grade Level for comprehensive reading plans for your pull-out groups!
Next, read my blog on Reading Rubrics for progress monitoring ideas!
And finally, pat yourself on the back for being such a great teacher!
By Miss Rae
Hi! I'm Miss Rae! I'm a Special Education Coordinator with a passion for creating research-based resources for DiVeRSe learners and helping teachers make their lives easier! #teacherrealtalk #missraesroom