Class Resources




DATE: January 1, 2013

So many of you have asked me to share my lesson plans and instructional resources online. Your wish is granted! A few changes was made to this blog to cater to so many requests:

1. Starting today, January 1, 2013, I am sharing my teacher-created lesson plans, differentiated classroom resources, etc. in this blog. So it's not just a venue to communicate what is happening in my classroom, but will also be an online store. Your purchases of my materials will help with our noble projects for our needy kids.
2. Name has been changed from Digital Anthology to FUNSHINE, it has a special meaning to it which I will tell you later.
3. The banner was changed to reflect our new name and our unique voice. This is OUR place, come and visit as often as you can for new resources for our exceptional students!

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THIS MESSAGE STILL HOLDS TRUE!

This blog has been our class portal to communicate information about our class, to archive course materials, to publish the course curriculum, syllabus, class rules, lessons, homework assignments, rubrics, and presentations. Yes, everything is in this blog for my students to review our lessons at home. It can be an examplar for you if you are planning to create your own class blog. It hasn't been updated recently because I have been utilizing our school website where I also have a teacher page.
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Parents love the transparency and the ability to access class materials in this blog. It's easy for parents to follow along as my students post their work. This holds true for their psychologists, social workers, general education teachers, and other special ed providers. This is another way for me to collaborate with the Multi-Disciplinary Team members of my students.
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This class blog also serves as my students' e-portfolio. My students collect the work they want to consider highlighting and then publish those that represent their best work. They then reflect on their work as they share them to their parents and teachers for positive comments and feedback. It's very easy for them to look back over their work and see the growth they've accomplished.
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I invite you to please leave a message to my students. Beside the tiny envelope just after each entry is the comments link. Your positive feedback will surely encourage my students to do their best in school.

Below, I have some of my lesson plans, handouts, quizzes and other resources that are modified from the general education standards for our special needs students. All of the resources are aligned to the Common Core Standrads and can also be found at the AFT/TES http://ShareMyLesson.com, please feel free to download and give me a feedback of how my resources are helping you.
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Thank you for visiting our class portal.


Teacher Sol's Lesson Plans and
Teacher-Made Resources

1. 20 Special Education iPad Apps by Maria Angala

For 21st Century special education teachers, here's 20 iPad Apps special education teachers can't live without . These are great resources for SPED teachers, accomodations for special needs populations, and useful for all grade levels across all content areas! Most of these are FREEBIES!!!

2. What is a Travel Brochure? by Maria Angala

This is a lesson presentation on Travel Brochures which I created for special needs students who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. By the end of the lesson, students will examine 2 commercial brochures and create a 5-slide European virtual travel presentation that incorporates research skills and detailed summaries.

3. Latin Roots & Prefixes Mini Lesson 1 by Maria Angala                








Lesson plan, Learning Tools
Latin Roots & Prefixes Mini Lesson 1. This mini lesson can be used by substitute teachers. This mini lesson helps students to recognize the origins and meanings of common foreign words used in English as measured by progress checks.
  • 5. Lesson Planning Template for Scaffolding by Maria Angala

    Lesson plan
    Lesson Planning Template for Scaffolding. We used this Bloom’s Lesson Planning Framework for scaffolding our lessons with the diverse students in our classroom and found it to be very helpful.
  • 6. 20 iPad Apps for Educators by Maria Angala

    Learning Tools

    20 iPad Apps for Educators. For 21st Century teachers, here's 20 Free iPad Apps Educators Can't Live Without from SimpleK12.com. These are great resources for teachers, accomodations for special needs populations, and useful for all grade …
  • 7. Cause & Effect (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala  

    Assessments

    Cause & Effect (modified worksheet). Give a short passage, students will identify and use organizational structures in text by using a graphic organizer to illustrate cause & effect. I created & used this assessment with a rubric to mo…
  • 8. What is a Biography? by Maria Angala 

    Presentations

    What is a Biography?. In this lesson presentation, students will define what is a biography, check out the biographies of Simon Bolivar, Jose Marti, and Cezar Chavez, then design a photo essay using a powerpoint that shows how the dreamer/…
  • 9. Writing Captions by Maria Angala 

    Presentations

    Writing Captions. This is a lesson presentation about Writing Captions which was created for special needs students (below grade level learners) who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. By the end of the lesson, students will…
  • 10. Multiple Meaning Words (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala 

    Assessments

    Multiple Meaning Words (modified worksheet). In this assessment, the student will determine which meaning of a multiple-meaning word to use based on the context by encircling the pictures of the correct representations of the words. I crea…


  • 11. Author's Purpose (modified) quiz by Maria Angala 

    Assessments       
            
      Author's Purpose (modified) quiz. Given five (5) multiple-choice questions involving reading standards for literature, students will identify the author’s purpose by encircling the letter of the correct answer. I created & used this as…

    12. The European Union by Maria Angala 

    Presentations


    The European Union. This is a lesson presentation of the European Union which was created for special needs students who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. By the end of the lesson, students will analyze the effect of the E…

  • 13. Compare & Contrast 2 (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    Compare & Contrast 2 (modified worksheet). Given a short passage, students will identify and use organizational structures in text by using a Venn Diagram to compare & contrast information in a text. I created & used this assessment wi…
  • 14. Units of Measurement (modified) quiz by Maria Angala

    Assessments
    Units of Measurement (modified) quiz. Given ten (10) multiple choice questions involving units of measurement, students will solve problems involving proportional relationships and units of measurement (e.g. same system unit conversions, s…
  • 15. Think Tac Toe (stations) by Maria Angala

    Activity
    Think Tac Toe (stations). (ES/MS) I used this Think Tac Toe sponge activity as a way to differentiate my reading intervention program, explore the same idea across different media in my resource classroom. Modify it based on your students'…
  • 16. Estimate Using Fractions, Decimals, Percents by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    Estimate Using Fractions, Decimals, Percents. Given 5 modified math problems involving numbers and operations, students will estimate using fractions, decimals, and/or percents by encircling the correct answers. I created & used this asses…
  • 17. The Beauty of Europe! by Maria Angala 

    Presentations
    The Beauty of Europe!. This is a photo presentation of different places in Europe which was created for special needs students who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. By the end of the lesson, students will identify 3 things…
  • 18. Author's Purpose (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    Author's Purpose (modified worksheet). Given five (5) short passages, the students will select the author’s implied purpose from a choice of 3 potential purposes (to inform, to persuade, to entertain) and justify their answer. I create…
  • 19. Assembly Procedures PBIS lesson by Maria Angala 

    Lesson plan, Presentations
    Assembly Procedures PBIS lesson. This is great for beginning of the school year lesson or review of expectations during the school year. Being safe during an assembly will allow all students to enter into the assembly space in an organized…
  • 20. 3D to 2D (modified) quiz by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    3D to 2D (modified) quiz. Given 10 multiple choice problems involving geometric figures, students will match three-dimensional objects and their two-dimensional representations (e.g. nets, projections, and perspective drawings) by encircli…

  • 21. Mediterranean Europe by Maria Angala







     
    Presentations
    Mediterranean Europe. This is a lesson presentation on Mediterranean Europe which was created for special needs students (below grade level learners) who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. By the end of the lesson, students…
  • 22. Hallway Procedures PBIS Lesson by Maria Angala 

    Lesson plan, Presentations
    Hallway Procedures PBIS Lesson. At the end of the lesson, students will demonstrate these behaviors: 1. Hands at your side 2. Walking face forward 3. Whisper voices 4. Be alert when at the hallway 80% of the time during the first week of s…
  • 23. Angles & Coordinate Planes (modified) quiz by Maria Angala

    Assessments
    Angles & Coordinate Planes (modified) quiz. Given five (5) multiple choice questions involving angles & coordinate planes, students will identify, measure, describe, classify, and construct various angles on a coordinate plane by encir…
  • 24. Bathroom Procedures PBIS Lesson by Maria Angala 

    Lesson plan, Presentations
    Bathroom Procedures PBIS Lesson. At the end of the lesson, students will be able to demonstrate these behaviors: will be able to demonstrate these behaviors:1. Using toilets or urinals 2. Flushing properly 3. Proper hand washing 4. Leaving…
  • 25. Modified 6NS3 Order of Operations by Maria Angala

    Instructions for teachers, Assessments


    Modified 6NS3 Order of Operations. In this assessment, the teacher will distribute the worksheets to the student and track data with data sheets. The student will fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the …

  • 26. Cafeteria Procedures PBIS lesson by Maria Angala 

    Lesson plan, Presentations
    Cafeteria Procedures PBIS lesson. This is great for beginning of the school year lesson or review of expectations during the school year. At the end of the lesson, students will be able to demonstrate these behaviors: 1. Walk, hands, feet,…
  • 27. Linear Equations (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala

    Assessments
    Linear Equations (modified worksheet). In this short quiz, students will analyze five (5) multiple-choice problems involving proportional relationship by encircling the correct answers. I created & used this assessment to monitor my studen…
  • 28. The Buckingham Palace by Maria Angala 

    Presentations
    The Buckingham Palace. This is a lesson presentation of The Buckingham Palace which was created for special needs students (below grade level learners) who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. By the end of the lesson, studen…
  • 29. What Is Going On In The Congo? (newspaper project) by Maria Angala

    Assessments
    What Is Going On In The Congo? (newspaper project). This end of the unit standards-based project was created with consideration to the special needs students in the class, accomodations has been integrated. In this project, requirements an…
  • 30. Measures of Central Tendency (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala

    Assessments

  • Measures of Central Tendency (modified worksheet). Given 5 sets of data, students will determine the mean & median that represent a set of data by circling the correct answer in this worksheet. I created & used this assessment to monitor m…
  • 31. Compare & Contrast info texts (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    Compare & Contrast info texts (modified worksheet). Given two articles on the same subject (rock climbing), students will complete a Venn Diagram to demonstrate the relationship between the central ideas in two articles about rock clim…
  • 32. What is a Landmark? by Maria Angala 

    Presentations               
  • What is a Landmark?. This is a lesson presentation of different landmarks in Europe which was created for special needs students who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. By the end of the lesson, students will define a landma…
  • 33. Modified RL.6.4 Simile & Metaphor by Maria Angala

    Instructions for teachers, Assessments
    Modified RL.6.4 Simile & Metaphor. In this assessment, the teacher will distribute the worksheets to the student and track data with data sheets. The student will determine the meaning of words or phrases as they are used in a text, in…
  • 34. Chronological Order (modified) quiz by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    Chronological Order (modified) quiz. Given five (5) multiple-choice questions involving reading for information, students will use organizational structures in text (chronological order) by encircling the letter of the correct answer. I cr…
  • 35. Classify Angles & Polygons (modified) quiz by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    Classify Angles & Polygons (modified) quiz. Given five (5) multiple choice questions involving polygons, students will classify polygons by their characteristics by encircling the letter of the correct answer. I created & used this ass…
  • 36. Western Europe by Maria Angala 

    Presentations
    Western Europe. This is a lesson presentation about Western Europe which was created for special needs students (below grade level learners) who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. By the end of the lesson, students will exp…
  • 37. Finding Percent of a Quantity (modified) quiz by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    Finding Percent of a Quantity (modified) quiz. Given five (5) multiple choice and two (2) brief constructed response questions involving ratios and proportional relationships, students will estimate using fractions, decimals, and/or percen…
  • 38. Sequencing of Events (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala

    Assessments
    Sequencing of Events (modified worksheet). Given two (2) informational texts, the students will sequence events from a text to answer a question by numbering the events from 1-4 and answering the given question. I created & used this asses…
  • 39. The Land of Promise (Think Tac Toe) by Maria Angala 

    Assessments               
    The Land of Promise (Think Tac Toe). We created this differentiated unit project on Immigration for special needs students who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. In this Unit project on Immigration, special needs students w…


  • 40. Modified 6G1 Interior Angles of Various Polygons by Maria Angala 

    Instructions for teachers, Assessments
    Modified 6G1 Interior Angles of Various Polygons. In this assessment, the teacher will distribute the worksheets to the student and track data with data sheets. The student will find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special...

  • 41. Evaluating Expressions (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala
    Assessments
    Evaluating Expressions (modified worksheet). In this assessment, the students will use order of operations to solve four (4) algebraic equations by encircling the correct answers. I created & used this assessment to monitor my students' (b…
  • 42. Genre (modified) quiz by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    Genre (modified) quiz. Given ten (10) questions, students will identify various genres of fiction from the word bank based on their given characteristics by writing the answer inside the box. I created & used this assessment with a rubric …


  • 43. Communism in Eastern Europe by Maria Angala

    Presentations
    Communism in Eastern Europe. This is a lesson presentation of Communism in Eastern in Europe which was created for special needs students (below grade level learners) who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. By the end of the…

  • 44. Modified RL6.1 Main Idea & Supporting Details by Maria Angala 

    Instructions for teachers, Assessments               
    Modified RL6.1 Main Idea & Supporting Details. In this assessment, the teacher will distribute the worksheets to the student and track data with data sheets. The student will categorize information into main idea or supporting evidence…

  • 45. Analyzing Plot Development (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala

    Assessments
    Analyzing Plot Development (modified worksheet). In this assessment, the students will sequence events of the story, The Gift of the Magi, on a plot diagram by matching the letters to the events in the boxes. I created & used this assessme…

  • 46. Greek & Latin roots, affixes (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    Greek & Latin roots, affixes (modified worksheet). Given five (5) multiple choice questions, the students will identify the meaning of unfamiliar words using knowledge of Greek and Latin roots, suffixes, and prefixes. I created & used …

  • 47. Red Scarf Girl (audio/video) by Maria Angala 

                       Presentations
    Red Scarf Girl (audio/video). (MS Reading & SS). We created this audio/video for our students with special needs (below grade level learners) when they had to read the autobiography Red Scarf Girl. the book details the author's experiences…

  • 48. Five Themes of Geography (short quiz) by Maria Angala

    Assessments
    Five Themes of Geography (short quiz). We created this short assessment on Geography themes for special needs students (below grade level learners) who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. Using their knowledge of the five th…

  • 49. World Geography (leveled unit quiz) by Maria Angala 

    Assessments
    World Geography (leveled unit quiz). In this World Geography unit quiz, worksheets are leveled into two categories (for regular students and special needs students who are below grade level learners ). Students are given multiple choice qu…


  • 50. LP7 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution by Maria Angala 

     
    Lesson plan, Presentations               
    LP7 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution. In this lesson, special needs students will compare and contrast two characters in the story and identify them as bystander, upstander, victim or perpetrator by completing a graphic org…



  • 51. Objective Statements vs. Subjective Statements by Maria Angala

    Learning Tools, Presentations
    Objective Statements vs. Subjective Statements. This is a lesson presentation on Objective Statements vs. Subjective Statements which was created for special needs students (below grade level learners) who are mainstreamed in the general e…

  • 52. LP1 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution by Maria Angala 

    Lesson plan, Presentations
    LP1 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution. In this lesson, special needs students will be able to recall specific information about the conditions in China during this era by completing 5 W’s Graphic Organizer about the Chinese …

  • 53. Modified RI6.4 Idioms by Maria Angala

    Instructions for teachers, Assessments
    Modified RI6.4 Idioms. In this assessment, the teacher will distribute the worksheets to the student and track data with data sheets. The student will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurat…

  • 54. LP3 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution by Maria Angala  

    Lesson plan, Presentations

    LP3 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution. In this lesson, special needs students will write a 3 paragraph letter to one of the main characters of the Red Scarf Girl clarifying, suggesting or protesting a situation using a graph…

  • 55. LP4 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution by Maria Angala 

    Lesson plan, Learning Tools, Presentations

    LP4 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution. In this lesson, special needs students will write/illustrate 3 specific details the author uses to convey the idea of communism. We created this differentiated lesson plan for special n…

  • 56. Eastern Europeans vs. Western Europeans by Maria Angala 

    Presentations
    Eastern Europeans vs. Western Europeans. This is a lesson presentation of Eastern Europeans vs. Western Europeans which was created for special needs students (below grade level learners) who are mainstreamed in the general education setti…

  • 57. Vowel Teams: oi & oy by Maria Angala

    Presentations
    Vowel Teams: oi & oy. Here's the last 5 days of the Unit 11 presentation that introduces vowel teams: oi & oy, forming plurals (words ending in y) and the y spelling rule. I created these presentations as another teacher resource for t…

  • 58. Vowel Teams: ai, ay, ee, ea, & ey by Maria Angala

    Presentations
    Vowel Teams: ai, ay, ee, ea, & ey. Here's the first 5 days of the Unit 11 presentation that introduces vowel teams: ai, ay, ee, ea, and ey. I created these presentations as another teacher resource for the Just Words reading interventi…

  • 59. LP2 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution by Maria Angala

    Lesson plan, Presentations
    LP2 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution. In this lesson, special needs students will be able to describe the book Red Scarf Girl as a memoir by completing a (drawing conclusions or attributes analysis) Graphic organizer. We cr…

  • 60. LP5 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution by Maria Angala

    Lesson plan, Learning Tools, Presentations
    LP5 Red Scarf Girl & Chinese Cultural Revolution. In this lesson, special needs students will create a timeline of 5 important events (cite text/ pull out images) during the Cultural Revolution based from the Red Scarf Girl in a graphi…


  • 61. Book Project Red Scarf Girl (Think Tac Toe) by Maria Angala
    Assessments
    Book Project Red Scarf Girl (Think Tac Toe). We created this differentiated unit project on the Cultural Revolution in China for special needs students (below grade level learners) who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. In …

  • 62. Behavior Monitoring Form Sample by Maria Angala                                  


    Behavior Monitoring Form Sample. We used this behavior monitoring form consistent with our student's behavior intervention plan and classroom behavior management system for our data tracking. Tailor the PDF to your student's needs by modif…

  • 63. Unit Planning Guide for Scaffolding by Maria Angala

    Lesson plan
    Unit Planning Guide for Scaffolding. (K-12) I used this for scaffolding my lessons this year and has been very helpful. This template is designed for use as a standards-based unit lesson planning guide for the differentiated K-12 Classroom…

  • 64. Compare & Contrast1 (modified worksheet) by Maria Angala

    Assessments
    Compare & Contrast1 (modified worksheet). Given a short passage, students will identify and use organizational structures in text by using a Venn Diagram to compare & contrast information in a text. I created & used this assessment wit…

  • 65. Latin Roots & Prefixes Mini Lesson 4 by Maria Angala 

    Lesson plan
    Latin Roots & Prefixes Mini Lesson 4. This mini lesson can be used by substitute teachers. This mini lesson helps students to recognize the origins and meanings of common foreign words used in English as measured by progress checks.

  • 66. Immigration Poems (a collection) by Maria Angala 

    Handout, Activity
    Immigration Poems (a collection). Here's a collection of poems that we put together while we were doing the unit on Immigration to the U.S. differentiated based on the reading levels of the students. We have included a short description of…

  • 67. Comparing Religions in Europe by Maria Angala

    Presentations
    Comparing Religions in Europe. This is a lesson presentation comparing & contrasting different religions in Europe which was created for special needs students (below grade level learners) who are mainstreamed in the general education sett…

  • 68. Modified 6EE2a Evaluating Expressions by Maria Angala 

    Instructions for teachers, Assessments
    Modified 6EE2a Evaluating Expressions. In this assessment, the teacher will distribute the worksheets to the student and track data with data sheets. The student will write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers…

  • 69. Latin Roots & Prefixes Mini Lesson 3 by Maria Angala 

    Lesson plan, Instructions for teachers, Game/Puzzle
    Latin Roots & Prefixes Mini Lesson 3. This mini lesson can be used by substitute teachers. This mini lesson helps students to recognize the origins and meanings of common foreign words used in English as measured by progress checks.

  • 70. Latin Roots & Prefixes Mini Lesson 2 by Maria Angala

    Lesson plan, Instructions for teachers, Game/Puzzle
    Latin Roots & Prefixes Mini Lesson 2. This mini lesson can be used by substitute teachers. This mini lesson helps students to recognize the origins and meanings of common foreign words used in English as measured by progress checks.

  • 71. Latin Roots & Prefixes Mini Lesson 5 by Maria Angala 

    Lesson plan, Instructions for teachers, Game/Puzzle

    Latin Roots & Prefixes Mini Lesson 5. This mini lesson can be used by substitute teachers. This mini lesson helps students to recognize the origins and meanings of common foreign words used in English as measured by progress checks.

  • 72. COLLEGE TALK! (word wall) by Maria Angala 

    Instructions for teachers

    COLLEGE TALK! (word wall). Having a strong vocabulary is critical to achieving success in College. I each give these vocabulary words to my students every two weeks for them to use in their everyday conversations in the classroom and in wr…

  • 73. INCLUSION Lesson: Famous People with a Disability by Maria Angala 

    Presentations               

    INCLUSION Lesson: Famous People with a Disability. I created this mini-lesson during our celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, all teachers in our school gave the lesson during our advisories. However, for the purpose of this resource I d…

  • 74. Lesson on Textbook Care! by Maria Angala 

    Presentations
    Lesson on Textbook Care!. We created this differentiated lesson plan in the beginning of the school year for special needs students who are mainstreamed in the general education setting. In this lesson, students will be able to explain why…

  • 75. 20 Special Education iPad Apps by Maria Angala 

    Instructions for teachers
    20 Special Education iPad Apps. For 21st Century special education teachers, here's 20 iPad Apps special education teachers can't live without . These are great resources for SPED teachers, accomodations for special needs populations, and …

  • 76. Reading Graphic Organizers by Maria Angala

    Learning Tools
    Reading Graphic Organizers. (ES/MS Reading) This collection of ready-to-use Reading graphic organizers from Scholastic.com helped my special needs students classify ideas and communicate their thoughts more effectively.



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