All students should be provided access to the general education curriculum and age- and grade-appropriate curricular materials.

When books are adapted, they can make reading more successful for students with significant disabilities. Adaptations can include making a book easier to use (turning pages, holding) and text easier to read (simplify, change) and remember. The ACCESS Project has a library that contains adapted versions* of required reading for elementary, middle and high school.  For information regarding adapted books, or to request a copy, please contact us at

Additional Resources:

Sherlock Center on Disabilities, Providence, RI:

Tarheel Reader (books created by educators):

*Please read and purchase original text (cited by author) prior to using any adapted text.

Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension:

Shared Reading 

Anchor Read Apply 

More about Anchor Read Apply 

Predictable Chart Writing