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Capin, Philip; Vaughn, Sharon – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Significant numbers of adolescents and young adults do not adequately understand complex texts, impeding their school success, access to postsecondary learning, and opportunities within an increasingly competitive work environment. National data (National Assessment of Educational Progress [NAEP], 2015) have shown improvements among fourth- and…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Social Studies, Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension
Swanson, Elizabeth; Vaughn, Sharon; Wexler, Jade – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
When students read more, vocabulary knowledge increases (Cunningham & Stanovich, 2003; Krashen, 2004). Out of every 100 unknown words that students encounter while reading, they learn an average of 15 of them from text alone (Swanborn & de Glopper, 1999). In addition, as students age, they are more likely to infer word meanings, indicating…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Vaughn, Sharon – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
In this article, the authors present two models of intensive instruction for students with and without disabilities who are having difficulties with Response to Intervention (RTI) currently in practice (Tier 1: general instruction that all students receive in mainstream classrooms, and Tier 2: programs often involving small group instruction). The…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Teaching Models, Individualized Instruction
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Sridhar, Dheepa; Vaughn, Sharon – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2000
This article describes using bibliotherapy to improve reading comprehension and enhance self-esteem or improve behavior for students with learning and behavior problems. A step-by-step procedure is provided to ensure success with all students. A list of recommended books to use with students in preschool through second grade is provided. (Contains…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Bibliotherapy, Childrens Literature
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Vaughn, Sharon; Shay Schumm, Jeanne; Arguelles, Maria Elena – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Describes four models for grouping in cooperative teaching settings with a regular and a special educator. Common coteaching issues such as grading and classroom management are addressed. Charts provide a framework for lesson planning in coteaching settings. (DB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Daniels, Vera I.; Vaughn, Sharon – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1999
Presents a scale of key teaching attributes that can be used to examine general classroom teachers' perceptions of knowledge and skills for providing effective instruction to students with disabilities, to assist in the development and implementation of more effective inclusionary practices, and to provide administrators with the indicators that…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development
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Vaughn, Sharon; Schumm, Jeanne Shay; Brick, Jacqueline B. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1998
Presents a rating scale for evaluating programs that are working to include students with high-incidence disabilities. The scale evaluates 12 general components with 47 items. Its use in over 50 schools in Florida to aid in program development, program monitoring, program evaluation, staff development, and parent education is described. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Parent Education
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Vaughn, Sharon; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1986
Strategies to promote generalization among special education students moving to regular classrooms include changing reinforcement, cues, materials, response set, dimensions of the stimulus, settings, and teachers. Each strategy is addressed and a form to plan and monitor generalization offered. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Generalization, Teaching Methods
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Klingner, Janette K.; Vaughn, Sharon – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1998
Describes collaborative strategic reading (CSR), a technique for teaching students, such as those with learning disabilities, reading comprehension and vocabulary skills in a cooperative setting. Covers teaching the four strategies of CSR (preview, click and clunk, get the gist, and wrap up), as well as teaching students cooperative learning group…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities