Wells Junior High School Special Services
Grade 6 Resource
This is me, Beth Goodwin.
My classroom phone goes directly to voicemail during the day. The best way to contact me is by email, which I check several times a day. If it's an emergency, please call the WJHS office 646-5142.
Room 106- the Grade 6 Resource Room- is located in the middle of the 6th grade hall.
These are the expectations for myself and my students...
At the Resource level of support, most students will receive their academic instruction in mainstream classes that are often co-taught with a special educator and include modifications, accommodations and other supports to provide to access the curriculum and to support learning. Additional IEP services and goal work for reading, writing, math, and executive function skills are provided in Room 106, the Resource Room, by myself and a team of Ed Techs.
Students receive specially designed reading decoding, fluency, and reading comprehension instruction, and support for the Grade 6 reading curriculum. Specific resources we use include Visualizing and Verbalizing, Seeing Stars, and for Vocabulary skills click here for Vocabulary Spelling City
This year students will focus on narrative and persuasive writing, while continuing to use digital tools to support their effectiveness. Click here for Writing tools 4 all, my wiki for writing tools
Eureka Math is the 6th Grade mathematics curriculum. Students who receive specially designed math instruction will receive a combination of Eureka curriculum and targeted skills instruction in order to meet IEP goals and WOCSD learning standards.
Click here for a visual math dictionary
Click here for Zearn
Executive Function (EF) skills
Organizing and planning, starting and completing work, time management, and regulating emotions can be especially challenging for some students.
“For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.” (Bryant & Bryant, 2002)
Students will use a variety of tools including Google Classroom, Zearn, Vocabulary Spelling City, Learning Ally Flipgrid and Bookshare for formative assessments, skills practice, collecting resources, submitting assignments, previewing material and accessing print-based materials.
The Chromebook assigned to students in 5th grade has followed them to 6th. Logins and passwords are also the same. To support learning as a focus, teachers are able to virtually monitor students' Chromebook activity. iPads are available in the Resource Room for skills reinforcement, IEP goal work, and accommodations.
Student and Parent Resources
Minerva- Maine's on-line library
Grade 6 Common Core Standards