Let’s paint a picture. It’s time to work on writing. Your students have mapped out their ideas using graphic organizers and now they are going to make their first draft. Slowly but surely a line begins to form behind you. Before you know it it is time for lunch and most of your students spent the class waiting for confirmation on spelling, grammar, etc.
Has this happened to you? Working in a co-taught classroom many students expect to have their trusty special education teacher confirm a mastered step. This is why, as a “trusty special education” teacher, I dread writing assignments. To help my sanity this upcoming school year I went into problem-solving mode and created a resource to help create independence in my young writers.