Accommodating culturally diverse learners

Even something as simple as sitting on a yoga ball instead of a chair can help sensory students or kinesthetic learners focus during lessons.

Teachers can modify lessons to allow for this movement by having them work in a small group in the hallway or adding kinesthetic learning techniques.

Younger students can practice the alphabet by playing ABC musical chairs.

Other ways to offer students opportunities for literacy success include: Keeping in mind the difficulties of those struggling with literacy while creating lesson plans can help teachers establish support structures that allow and encourage them to succeed.

Students with attention deficit disorder or sensory integration disorder can benefit greatly from movement and physical action during lessons.


For developing readers, doing the same work as the rest of the class can be difficult.

Offering complimentary materials that include step-by-step pictures associated with the directions helps developing readers establish reading security.


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