How to cater for the different needs in my class. (High Ability (Challenge…
How to cater for the different needs in my class.
SEN and Low Ability
I will discuss with my SENCO about the needs of the individuals and what forms of communication that they react best to, and how I can create packs for them to use to put their work into.
I will plan strategies to manage behaviour in accordance with their needs and the predictions of their reactions, for example with their seating plan, or giving them tickets to use if the need a 'time out'.
I will call home an have chats with parents early on in the term, telling them what I am doing with their child to try and help, and to ask them for any of the child's interests. at each half term I will call home and have a chat with how they feel like their child is doing.
I will have a quick chat with them at the beginning of the class to assess how they are feeling that day and let them know what they can do that day in my class to manage how they are feeling, for example letting them know that they can use their slip if they need time out, or if they need some special paper or equipment that day.
I will differentiate my questions to keep them involved in the class and put them with a middle/high ability pupil who has good behaviour. This will keep them focused.
They will be given stronger scaffolding and text with less complex text, but still the same idea
Check with them that they clearly understand the task privately
Ensure that they have access to dictionaries
Clarify key words at the beginning of the lesson
Challenge them with stretch tasks
Get them to teach fellow class members (if I am confident in their knowledge)
Give them tasks with less scaffolding
Encourage them to tackle difficult texts that have advanced language or ideas.
Differentiate my questions according to Bloom's taxonomy, and look for a higher understanding.
Call home to encourage parents to push them or to highlight things of interest i.e theatre productions, and how you can get discounts for them.
Place them seated next to a high ability pupil to stretch them
Constantly assess their fluidity with tasks, never let them get comfortable because I feel like these pupils are the ones with massive potential, however in observations they often get left to 'get on with it'
Ask differentiated questions that I have scripted, I will ask them more challenging questions, however, I will factor in time for them to think about it to enable them to tackle the question
Call their parents and talk to them about the pupil's interests, I will also inform the about extra curricular activities that would help boost their child up a notch