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Modifications for Special Education & ELL Students:


Modifications for special needs students: (P.E. MODIFICATIONS)

  • Write a class acrostic poem with everyone’s help. Practice reciting the poem for fluency.
  • Play “Pop Up”. To play the teacher tells students they will be listening for words with the same vowels sound, beginning or ending sound, etc. as a word from the suggested words above. When students hear the required sound they must pop up out of their seat and sit down again. Keep score of who pops up first each time or just play for fun.
  • Write an alliterative sentence using one of the suggested words. (Example: Henry Hudson had the Half Moon hidden in a harbor.)

Modifications for ELL students: (P.E. MODIFICATIONS)

  • Use any of the modifications above

Modifications for K-2: (ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES)

  • Review the months of the year.
  • Only the sentences with months (below) will be sequenced.
  • K-2 Students can work in small groups of 4-5 students to draw a picture for one of the events below. [Group jobs: Supply Person- gathers paper, crayons, scissors, & paste, Artist-draws the picture, Paste Person-cuts the sentence and pastes it on the picture, Picture Holder-holds the picture in front of the class, Sequence Person-will try to put one of the pictures/sentences in order.]
  • Allow the Picture Holder from each group to bring the picture to the front and hold it facing the rest of the class.
  • Have Sequence Person volunteer to try to find the picture and date that happened first and move that Picture Holder child to the beginning of the line.
  • Continue picking Sequence Person volunteers to order the remaining pictures until all pictures/sentences have been sequenced correctly.
  • If you’d like, you may mix up the picture order and repeat with class volunteers so that more students have the opportunity to sequence.

Modifications for Special Education: (ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES)

  • Review the months of the year.
  • Only the sentences with months (below) will be sequenced.
  • Students can work independently or in small groups as detailed above to draw pictures for the events on the sentences below.
  • Students will neatly copy the appropriate sentence on their picture.
  • Students will arrange their pictures/sentences in the correct order.
  • The teacher will select one picture/sentence from several students.
  • Allow that student to bring the selected picture to the front and hold it facing the rest of the class.
  • Have children in the class volunteer to sequence the students in front of the room.
  • Choose different sentences and drawings and repeat as many times as desired.
  • Have students tape or glue their pictures in the correct sequence to make their own timeline.
  • - Optional: When students have correctly sequenced their sentences to create a timeline, they can write the sentences in order to make a sequenced paragraph of Hudson’s Third Voyage.

Modifications for ELL: (ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES)

  • Review the months of the year.
  • Write the months in both English and the student’s native language.
  • Use a calendar to sequence the months in the sentences.
  • Explain the sentences when necessary and have students draw pictures.
  • Tape the pictures/sentences together to make a timeline.

Modifications for K-2 students:

  • Have a contest to see who can make the longest word family lists for the words: trade, river, (Half) Moon, East, and/or sail.
  • Write as many words as students can think of that either begins with the same letter or have the same vowel sound as the given suggested word.
  • Cut and paste pictures that either begin with the same letter or have the same vowel sound as the given suggested word.

Modifications for grade K-2 students: (SCIENCE MODIFICATIONS)

Students pretend to be explorers. They will take a nature walk or a field trip and each student will draw/write about interesting things he/she has “discovered”. After the walk or field trip, each job below may be done as a center in which students will:

  • Make a broadside (ad/poster) to tell people about the discoveries made
  • Draw lines on a given map to show the places traveled
  • Make a picture book about the explorations with pictures/drawings and short written observations of the land, people, and resources (plants and animals found on the nature walk or field trip).
  • Orally present their exploration findings

Modifications for students with special needs: (SCIENCE MODIFICATIONS)

Students can make picture/ story books that show Henry Hudson, the
Half Moon, a map with labels of important places, the native people, and
natural resources with captions or students may make a picture/ story book that shows an exploration of a field trip, or the local community and its various services, landmarks, etc. or

  • Students may go on a field trip then:
  • Make a broadside (ad/poster) to tell people about the discoveries made
  • Draw lines on a given map to show the places traveled
  • Make a book about the explorations with pictures/drawings and short written observations of the land, people, and resources (plants and animals found on the field trip).
  • Orally present their exploration findings to the Head of the Dutch East India Company.

Modifications for ELL students: (SCIENCE MODIFICATIONS)
 
Students can make picture/ word books that show either Henry Hudson, the Half Moon, a map with labels of important places, the native people, and natural resources with caption words in both English and their native language or a picture/ word book that shows an exploration of their local community and various services, landmarks, etc.



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