Amanda Wilp

  • Making Predictions

    Making predictions is not something that all students instinctively do. Many of our students with disabilities need explicit instruction to help them turn on the skill of constantly thinking and predicting while they read. Read a Passage Together & Make Predictions I always start by reading the passages three times with my students. Before making […]

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  • 4 Essential Daily Routines to Teach Math in the Resource Room

    Special Education teachers often struggle with knowing exactly what to do during their math intervention time. It’s hard to know how to balance ALL of the areas that our students need to work to improve. After years of trial and error, these four things are critical in every math group. Just adapt to the level […]

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  • 9 Essential Daily Routines to Teach Reading in the Resource Room

    As a brand new special education teacher, I had NO IDEA what I was doing in my resource room. I struggled to know exactly what to do for the longest time. Through a lot of reading, trainings, and experimenting, I’ve found the perfect solution to helping students cover many skills in one reading intervention group. […]

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  • Asking Questions

    When reading non-fiction text, it is important to train your students to ask questions. It gets their brains thinking, actives background knowledge, and gives them a purpose for reading. But honestly, it isn’t a skill that comes naturally for so many of our students, especially those with reading disabilities. Reading requires our students to multitask. […]

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  • 6 Easy Strategies for Teaching Math to Students with Disabilities

    While all of our students don’t need ALL of these strategies, I’ve organized a lot of the things mentioned in this series of blog posts into six big categories. I hope that they’ll help you wrap your mind around SIMPLE things that you can do to help your students with some of their biggest learning […]

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