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ESSENTIALS
COURSE ACTIVITY GUIDE
Enriching Lessons With
Monthly Tools
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Overview
This module describes the tools provided each month and
how to use them to further enhance instruction and
student engagement with the monthly lessons for your
grade band.
Learning Objectives
After you've completed this module, you should be able to:
Locate the Monthly Tools and Year Topics
Identify at least two Monthly Tools that could support your instruction
Describe the purpose of the Year Topics
Explain how these tools and materials enrich the Monthly Lessons
Standard VIII: Curriculum and Instruction
Standard X: Instructional Resources
ISTE (International Society for Technology in
Education)
Standards
Collaborator
Designer
Standards for Professional Learning
(Learning Forward)
Teaching Standards
National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards (Exceptional Needs Standards)
Learning Designs
Resources
Implementation
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Follow-Along Guide
1. The Monthly Tools align specifically to your _______________ ______________ and may be different from
this demo.
2. ________________ and ___________________ Resources give students access to additional information or
videos to _________________ concepts in __________________ __________________.
3. The monthly ____________________ _______________________ provides teachers an opportunity to assess a
student’s ___________________ abilities.
4. The ________________ ________________ includes all materials recommended for use in a lesson that ULS
___________ __________ provide within monthly lesson materials.
5. _______________________ books offer the opportunity to hear the book read using a recorded
______________.
6. Use the __________________ _________________ to assist you with lesson preparation and decisions around
________________ materials.
7. The _______________________ ____________________ ____________ is a rich and thoughtful guide identifying
additional ___________________ materials related to each _______________ unit.
8. The __________ ________________ details the connection between the monthly ___________ _____________
_______________ ______________ and the ________-_____-________ weekly ___________ __________.
9. The ___________________ ___________________ reveals which lessons correlate to vital __________________
______________.
10. The ___________________ ______________ connects the monthly ULS lessons in the transition grade band
to a task or activity in the _______________________ ____________________.
11. The ___________________ ______________________ communicates to parents and guardians how the
month’s unit topic addresses a specific area in preparing their young adult for _______________________.
12. _______________ _________________ displays a three-year outline of the ULS monthly targets and themes
for all grade bands.
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Activity 1
Activity 2
Activity 3
ACTION ITEM!
Select and open your grade band's Supply List. In your Activity Guide, write down how you plan
to include your students in the review and collection of items monthly to build and strengthen
their transition skills.
Select and open the Supplemental Reading List. Review the titles from the n2y Library suggested
to support this month’s unit topic.
Open your Activity Guide and write down two Monthly Tools that you will use to support
instruction. Explain how these Monthly Tools enrich the Monthly Lessons.
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Self-Evaluation Checklist
I can locate the Monthly Tools and Year Topics.
I can identify two tools that can help me with my instruction.
I can describe the purpose of the Year Topics.
I can explain how these tools and materials enrich the Monthly Lessons.
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Vocabulary
Course contains a prescribed number of modules to provide detailed instruction to support mastery of a
larger topic
Internet and Video Resources is a document that contains links to websites that relate to a topic or lesson
within Unique Learning System; this list is available so that teachers may give this to the district/school
technology coordinator if Internet sites are typically restricted for a classroom.
Module an organized collection of content presented together to address specific learning objective
supporting the overall concepts from the course. Each module links to specific teaching standards, learning
objectives and opportunities for the learner to engage with the content. An assessment of what is learned is
included with each module.
n2y Library searchable database containing over 1,000 leveled books on a variety of topics available as an
iDoc offering text-to-speech capabilities, or as a printable PDF; each book includes a communication board
to aide in comprehension and communication.
n2y Link details the connection between the monthly Unique Learning System content and the News-2-
You weekly news topic.
Parent Newsletter communicates to parents and guardians how the month’s unit topic addresses a specific
area in preparing their young adult for independence.
Passport Links is the document identifying corresponding material in the Transition Passport as it connects
to ULS lessons. (found in Monthly Tools, Transition grade band)
Powerpoints Of Leveled/Easy Read Books offers the opportunity to hear the Leveled or Easy Read book
read using a recorded voice.
Printing Guide is part of the Unique Learning System Monthly Tools that lists specific activities in the unit
materials and the PDF page number from the "download all documents"; there is also a column that
provides some suggestions for how to best print these pages of the materials
Reading Observation is a monthly guide to document the student’s reading progress (Elementary through
High School Grade Bands).
Supplemental Reading List is a a rich and thoughtful guide identifying additional reading materials related
to each monthly unit, enables you to build a monthly collection of books to encourage self-selected reading
and provides exposure to monthly theme related topics.
Supply List is part of Unique learning System that provides a composite supply list with materials that a
teacher may need to obtain for literature books, recipes, crafts and science experiments.
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Vocabulary (cont'd)
Transition Connection document identifying the corresponding transition area as it connects to the monthly
lessons; found in Middle School and High School grade bands, Monthly Tools)
Year Topics displays a three-year outline of the Unique L
earning System monthly targets and themes for all
grade bands
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