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Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Aitken, A. Angelique; Barkel, Ashley; Houston, Julia; Ray, Amber – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Students with disabilities often find writing extremely challenging (Harris & Graham, 2016). Special educators can, however, promote tremendous gains in students' ability to write by understanding common challenges students face and mastering specific teaching techniques. Students' writing success depends on reducing how much attention and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Spelling
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Sandmel, Karin N.; Brindle, Mary; Harris, Karen R.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Graham, Steve; Nackel, Jessica; Mathias, Rachel; Little, Annette – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
The authors conducted two studies as part of a federally funded project to improve the writing performance of students identified as at risk for behavioral difficulties and struggling with writing. One study focused on improving persuasive writing abilities, whereas the second study focused on improving story writing abilities. Many of the…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Writing Ability, Writing Instruction, Behavior Problems
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Weisenbach, Jessica L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
Learning to write is a complex process that depends on mastering a variety of processes and skills, including how to plan compositions and regulate writing behavior. One approach that has been used successfully to teach both good and poor writers such processes is Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD). With SRSD, students are taught…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Behavior Disorders, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Fink-Chorzempa, Barbara – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
The intervention described in this article focuses on providing extra spelling instruction to young children who experience difficulty with literacy learning. The CASL Spelling Program is designed to teach children basic sound/letter combinations, spelling patterns involving long and short vowels, and common spelling words that fit these patterns.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Elementary Education, Language Patterns, Learning Disabilities
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Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Mason, Linda – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
The benefits of a self-regulated strategy development approach for teaching elementary school students with learning disabilities how to write opinion essays are discussed, and the steps of the POW plus TREE strategy of instruction are outlined: develop background knowledge, discuss, model, memorize, support it, and perform independently.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Expository Writing, Learning Disabilities, Self Management
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Graham, Steve – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1985
To help teachers ensure that spellng instruction for mainstreamed handicapped students is direct, comprehensive, student-oriented, varied, individualized, and based on research, the article poses 11 questions for analyzing spelling materials and practices. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Mainstreaming