a moment to themselves to calm down. Each teacher has a desk so if a student needs extra help, they can
ask for assistance. In my classroom they are a lot of collaboration amongst the students after working on
CEC Standard Addressed by Accommodation 1
Beginning special education professionals, through collaboration with general educators and other
colleagues, create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments to engage individuals with
exceptionalities in meaningful learning activities and social interactions.
Accommodation 2 – Rewritten Text
Criteria: Language Development
Rewrite a section of a text (textbook or trade book) related to your DUP unit theme at a
lower reading level for students who are struggling with reading/language.
text must be at least one grade level lower than the original text.
The book we will be reading from is “The Voyage of the Frog”. In the first chapter
“David stopped at the locked gate, felt in his hands the weight of the small box which he could not stand to
see yet, looked down on the sailboat, and tried not to cry. She was twenty-two feet long, with two-foot
wooden bowsprit sticking from her nose, a stainless steel pulpit above it. Her mast and boom were made of
wood, kept in good shape and varnished to a high sheen. And she had stainless steel lifelines all around
and a small cabin in the middle with two plastic portholes on each side. She was old, designed by a man
named Schock and made in the mid-sixties, so old her fiberglass hull had lost its shine and had a faintly
sanded, opaque look to it, although the original color-a robin’s-egg blue-still shone in the California sun.
She had been made before they fully understood fiberglass and learned they could make it thin, so her hull
was a full half inch thick, and somehow it made her look stout-tough and short and low and punchy and
stout. Across her stern was a wooden plaque and on it was hand carved FROG. David ran his hand over his
face. The Frog, he thought-and she’s mine. I’m fourteen years old and I’ve got my own sailboat, my own