This is the perfect book for teachers who have typically developing young children as well as children with special needs in their classrooms. Each lesson plan features objectives, a materials list, a circle or group time activity, assessment strategies, accommodations/modifications, and curriculum connections. The curriculum connections expand the children's learning into many areas, such as social studies, art, literacy, science, and music.
The modifications and accommodations make the lesson plans accessible for all children, including those with:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Speech or language impairments
- Hearing impairments
- Visual impairments
- Cognitive and/or developmental delays
- Emotional disturbances
- Orthopedic impairments
By using the lesson plans in Themes for Inclusive Classrooms, teachers can meet the needs and interests of all the children in their classrooms with a balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities.