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					             Title of Your Unit Here
                Instructional Unit Resource Guide
Based on Principles of Universal Design and Differentiated Instruction




                   On this page, mix text and graphics




         Include the following information on this page
               Project Title
               Grade Level Focus
               Author names
               Agency/School District




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                                Authors’ Note
Write a brief introduction for this project.

Tell us about yourself. Help the reader understand if their teaching experience is like
yours. How long have you been teaching? What are your current teaching
responsibilities? What is your experience with technology?

Tell us why you designed the unit? When do you plan to teach the unit? How long will
you spend on the unit? What do you hope students will gain from the unit?

Include a photo of yourself, if you so choose.

Similarly, if you feel comfortable having other teachers contact you about your unit,
provide your email address or school mailing address.




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                                     Standards
What standards will be met through this unit?

List the state standards that will be met as a result of student learning in this unit.

Somewhere on this page, include a web citation for interested readers to locate more
information about the standards you’ve outlined.




       Help!

       Resources for locating state standards:

       Developing Educational Standards
             http://www.edStandards.org/Standards.html




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                          Planning Pyramid
What should students know?

Review the following article: Schumm, J.S., Vaughn, S., & Harris, J. (1997). Pyramid
power for collaborative planning. Teaching Exceptional Children, 26(6), 62-66.

On this page, describe the decisions you have made concerning the content of your unit
that all students will know, what most students will know, and what some students will
know.



Some students will know

Most students will know

All students will know




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                              Teacher Library
What materials and resources will be useful for teachers?

Include a screen print and a brief description of one or more exemplary web sites.



Resources for locating instructional materials:

       4 Teachers
                http://4teachers.org/
       42Explore: Thematic 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.hprtec.org
       Thinkfinity
              http://www.thinkfinity.org




                                             5
                          Learner Activities
What materials and resources will be useful for engaging students in meaningful learning
activitites?

Include a screen print and a brief description of one or more exemplary web sites or
educational products.



Resources for locating instructional materials:

       Cool Spots 4 Kids
             http://www.4kids.org/coolspots/

       Eduscapes
             http://eduscapes.com/

       Yahooligans
             http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/

       KidsClick
              http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/




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                                  Assessment
What materials and resources will be useful for assessing student knowledge and skills?

     Some possible organizers for this page:

       Do they know it? (declarative knowledge)

       Can they do it? (skills)

       Application (near transfer/far transfer)



Resources for creating assessment materials:

       Rubric Tools
              http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/
              http://rubistar.4teachers.org

       Scoring Guide for Student Projects
              http://www.ncrtec.org/tl/sgsp/index.html

       Electronic Quizzes
              http://www.funbrain.com
              http://quizstar.4teachers.org/
              http://school.discovery.com/quizcenter/quizcenter.html


If students need test taking practice as a study strategy for mastering the content of the
unit, then...
        Try    Quia
                       http://www.quia.com




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                               Modifications
                    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
               http://www.inspriration.com

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/




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