Planning for Academic Diversity

    For students that cannot read at grade level...

                Try text to speech http://www.readplease.com


    If a student has difficulty comprehending the material...

                Try study aids http://www.sparknotes.com


    If students have difficulty mastering the vocabulary of the unit, some suggestions include...

                Try a picture dictionary http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Dictionary.html

                Try a talking dictionary http://www.webster.com/

                Try the visual thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com


    If you have students who need the instructional materials in a language other than English...

                Try Babel Fish http://babelfish.altavista.com


    If you have students who have difficulty with handwriting, (either speed or accuracy), then...

                Consider dictation http://www.idictate.com

                Consider allowing them to speak their answers in Kidspiration



    If you have students who need additional challenge, then...

                Search Google or TrackStar for enrichment activities


    For students who have difficulty with the calculating activities in this unit, try…

                Using Webmath http://www.webmath.com

                Using Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/


    If your unit requires students to conduct research, you might want to...

    Use the NewsTracker  http://my.yahoo.com

    Use the Google Toolbar http://toolbar.google.com/

    Use a simplified search engine http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/

    Teacher Library

    4 Teachers:  http://4teachers.org/


    42Explore: Tematic Pathfinders:  http://42explore.com/


    Blue Web’n:  http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/


    Google:      http://www.google.com


    Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators: http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/


    TrackStar:   http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/


    Thinkfinity:  http://www.thinkfinity.org


    WebQuest Project at San Diego State University:  http://webquest.sdsu.edu/


Last Modified on November 5, 2009