The Ginger Teacher — Special Needs

Strategies for struggling writers in higher grades

Strategies for struggling writers in higher grades

I used to teach year 3 (2nd grade) and while the majority of students were really good writers, some still struggled. In the lower year groups there are lots of measures in place which support and help the class. When the children get older it can be harder to use these as they might consider them babyish or they just not useful for older ages.  Here are some of the strategies I have used with older children, they not only encourage them to write but also to help build their confidence with English lessons. No mistake writing The idea behind...

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Using Interactive Reward Tags

Using Interactive Reward Tags

Also called, Brag Tags, Achievement Cards and Award Tags, I love Reward Tags!

If you aren't using reward tags in your classroom, you are missing out. They are great motivators and are much better then constantly buying trinkets and prizes to reward your class. Children love to collect things and are eager to get the whole set! 

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Using Sign Language in the Classroom

Using Sign Language in the Classroom
I really like to teach children to use sign language. It is important for kids to understand about different types of disabilities and hearing impairment. Teaching young children to use sign language can also be incredibly helpful for Special Needs and behaviour management. 

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