I've been busy creating more resources for those of you who work in secondary settings. I've been in self contained programs for the last five years, but started out in middle school in an inner city Philadelphia. My focus was on IEP's with reading and math goals, but I know that many resource teachers are pushing into general education classes as partners.
Guided Notes are among the best resources for students with disabilities. It not only helps the students, but when used to structure instruction, it also helps the teacher stay on task and be as explicit as students need us to be. I have actually completed two articles: one which lays out what guided notes are and how and when to use them, and another that demonstrates how to use a text book to create guided notes.
Creating guided notes is a time consuming process, but since few schools are changing their texts often, investing in notes should carry you through several years with the same general education partner(s.)