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Helpful Tools for Modifications
in the Classroom

BrainPOP

Upgrade your teaching tools with creativity projects, assignment builder, professional resources, and more.

https://www.brainpop.com/

Sherlock Center for Disabilities

Below you will find a searchable list of ALL adapted literature available. As resources permit, the Sherlock Center creates adapted versions of popular literature for use by students, teachers, and families.

https://w3.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/wwslist.html

Learning Ally

Learning Ally provides new, integrated tools to help educators drive sustainable transformational change in literacy leadership and student achievement. 

https://learningally.org/

Tar Heel Reader

Welcome to the Tar Heel Reader, a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. 

https://tarheelreader.org/

Modified Books

This website offers a list of free modified books through different resources.

https://sites.google.com/a/plaea.org/plaea-at/reading/modified-books

Kids A-Z App

Kids can choose from a library of eBooks, eQuizzes, and other eResources. With the Kids A-Z app, personalized learning goes wherever the student does!

https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login

Tips for Making Modifications:

  1. Break tasks into smaller steps. 

  2. Extend time on tasks. 

  3. Reduce the amount of information on a page. 

  4. Preteach. 

  5. Let students choose their writing instruments and paper size. 

  6. Use a timer. 

  7. Use guided notes. 

  8. Provide test-time helpers such as picture clues to test items

  9. Make an on-the-spot adaptation toolkit with post-it notes, highlighters, trackers, etc.

  10. Let students use signals to answer questions.

  11. Allow students to access text differently.

  12. Use technology to evaluate text and make it more accessible.

  13. Assign and prepare peer tutors.

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