This course is part of the 2015 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Aligning Literacy Instruction to Standards for Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities (Including Autism), and is presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Story-based lessons provide teachers with very powerful strategies for teaching literacy engagement skills. A well-planned story-based lesson allows students to meaningfully experience a story, book chapter, or textbook passage. Planning is the key to getting the most from a story-based lesson.
Course created on October 9, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to describe an 11 step task analysis to teach a Story-Based Lesson.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to adapt a picture book to create an interactive literacy lesson for Elementary aged students.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to produce chapter summaries of literature to offer students in later Elementary, Middle School, and High School access to grade and age appropriate learning materials.
|5-20 Minutes||Story-Based Lessons|
|20-30 Minutes||Story-Based Lesson Demonstration|
|30-40 Minutes||Adapting a Book|
|40-55 Minutes||Adapting a Book Demonstration|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Tracie Zakas, PhD
Tracie-Lynn Zakas, PhD completed her doctoral studies in the special education program at UNC Charlotte in 2011. She was a classroom teacher for students with varying disabilities for 11 years. She worked as a special education coordinating teacher for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) for almost a decade. She was the liaison between the university and CMS for the specialized grants projects for six years. She is a co-author of the Building with Stories and a co-author of Teaching to Standards: English-Language Arts curriculums both published by Attainment Company. She is currently the Program Specialist for the Extensions of the Common Core State Standards in CMS. Her primary interests in the field of special education are access to the general education curriculum for all students, autism, significant cognitive disabilities, and educational research.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, which provided in-kind support.
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