Special Education

SCMS Special Education Elective Course Information

Literacy 7 or Literacy 8 - YEAR-LONG Course (determined via IEP only)

Literacy 7 and Literacy 8 apply Research-Based Literacy Programming that may include explicit instruction and support of research-based strategy and skill instruction, as well as the IEP-related goals of individual students in the course.

Literacy Strands may include any of the following:

  • Decoding
  • Encoding
  • Fluency
  • Accuracy
  • Reading Comprehension

Eligibility for this year-long course occurs through an IEP team decision based on relevant data, progress, and diagnoses.

Strategies for Success 

Offered as a semester-long (GEN ED) or year-long (IEP-DOCUMENTED) course, this elective course is designed to provide support to a student in core curricular areas and to provide direct instruction in specific learning strategies, study skills, time management, organization, and self-advocacy skills. 

While students may receive assistance on core curricular assignments, the course is not designed to serve as a study hall and is meant to support the development of academic habits necessary for academic success. Students may enroll in this course multiple years, as appropriate. 

Units of Study that are covered will represent a hybrid of explicit units of study and strategy instruction, as well as differentiated support and content that meets the needs of the learners.

Exceptional Education Staff

Teri Moffit

Co-Department Chair 

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Amanda Freese

Co-Department Chair

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