This curriculum is uniquely designed for high school students who have moderate-to-severe disabilities (including those with an intellectual disability and autism) who are accessing high school standards in English language arts (ELA). It addresses the needs of students who may be readers or nonreaders; verbal or nonverbal; have a visual impairment; or be an abstract, a concrete, or an object learner. With thoughtful preparation, you can meet the needs of each of your students.
Access English I develops skills that fall under the ELA strands of Reading: Literature, Informational Text, Foundational Skills; Speaking and Listening; Writing; and Language. Materials are aligned to high school English language arts content using grade-appropriate literature and include ideas for conversation, research, and transition activities.
All literature pieces chosen for Access English I are appropriate for high school students. The fictional text was written with shorter chapters, high-utility vocabulary, and reduced complexity of sentence structure. This curriculum provides broad and deep access to grade-level state standards for grades 9 and 10. Across the six units, the 30 lessons focus on a variety of skills such as vocabulary knowledge and ideas, self determination, self-advocacy, and research to build knowledge.
The Curriculum includes: 2 Instructor's Guides, 1 Student Reader, 1 Student Response Book, a 2-book set of consumable Student Workbooks, card sets, a Prompting Reference Guide, and access to all digital content via the Attainment HUB.
The Curriculum Plus includes: the Curriculum plus a total of 4 Student Readers and 10 sets of the consumable Student Workbooks (20 books in total), the entire page set of workbook pages as accessible GoWorksheets for the iPad, and samples of communication overlays.
** Google Forms or interactive PDFs are available upon request.
|Subject||English Language Arts, Literacy|
|Author||Pamela J. Mims, PhD; Diane Browder, PhD; Melissa Hudson, PhD; Angel Lee, PhD; & Linda R. Schreiber, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL|