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1. Content Mastery: An Overview Ben Howard Tracy Trinkle Anna Tuttle 2. Content Mastery- History
- Developed out of University of Houston
- A system to assist classroom teachers regarding appropriate instructional content and strategies for students with learning disabilities (Riegel & Mathey, 1981)
3. Content Mastery- Purpose
- To act as LD supplement to Regular Education Curriculum.
- Nota full-time program.
- Set students on a path to success in mainstream classrooms.
4. Content Mastery- Process
- Students attend CM workshops as needed.
- During this time, they receive instruction from CM teachers and aides.
- After instruction is completed, students return to classroom.
5. Content Mastery-Process
- Tools used to aid students:
- Taped Textbooks
- Highlighted Materials
- Assignments and tests read aloud
- Speech recognition software
- Study groups (Patty, 2008)
6. Content Mastery- Teacher Responsibilities
- Coordinate with other involved school personnel.
- Providing consultative assistance to general education teacher.
- Provide appropriate environment guidance and learning climate.
- Keep accurate and complete sign-in records.
- Complete all requested forms and records including walk-in data, failure data, grade checks, etc.
7. Content Mastery- Teacher Responsibilities cont.
- Establish and maintain student and teacher files, content mastery files, sign-in sheets, lesson plans worksheets, and teacher notes.
- Implement specific I.E.P. objectives at the students level of competency.
- Evaluate students progress in terms of stated objectives.
- Participate in admission, review, and dismissal committee meetings (Patty, 2008).