**This is the second installment of an easier way to teach Open Court to Special Education students.
I sat down with my very knowledgeable Literacy Coach and made lesson plans with her. I asked her about planning my lesson on Tuesday, and by Wednesday she was ready for me with a lesson plan template for all 10 days of the lesson. (Just in case you missed my earlier post, special ed teachers using OCR are allowed to teach only half the stories (first, second, and last), so that the ones that we do teach are taught in depth.)
She suggested that I use the English Language Support Guide (ELSG-pronounced el sig) for the first day before I even start the GREEN (Phonemic awareness), RED, or BLUE (writing) sections since it lines up with lessons being taught and introduces the students to the skills they need to learn.
The template has the day of the week with room for the date in the header with:
Preparing to Read:
Reading & Responding:
If you would like a copy of the lesson plan and the template, email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading Lesson Plan template.