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Baker, Doris Luft; Santoro, Lana; Ware, Sharon; Cuéllar, Delis; Oldham, Ashley; Cuticelli, Maritherese; Coyne, Michael D.; Loftus-Rattan, Susan; McCoach, Betsy – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Teachers may feel uncertain about how to ensure that all students, including students with identified disabilities, those at risk for learning disabilities, and English learners, achieve the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in vocabulary. At the same time, they are also searching for practical, concrete ideas for incorporating the CCSS in the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Vocabulary Development, Learning Disabilities
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Simpson, Lisa A.; Oh, Kevin – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
Assistive technology enables young children with disabilities to more effectively access their environment, facilitating the development of social-emotional, communicative, and cognitive skills. Research indicates that when service providers make decisions about assistive technology, they are more likely to choose low-tech options over high-tech…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Books, Teaching Methods, Group Instruction
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Doabler, Christian T.; Cary, Mari Strand; Jungjohann, Kathleen; Clarke, Ben; Fien, Hank; Baker, Scott; Smolkowski, Keith; Chard, David – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
This paper presents eight practical guidelines that teachers can use to make core instruction more systematic and explicit for students with or at-risk for mathematics disabilities. In the paper, we use the notion of explicit and systematic instruction as a foundation for intensifying core math instruction. Explicit and systematic core instruction…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction
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Flynn, Kylie S. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
Early childhood and special educators are under growing demands to develop children's language and literacy skills through evidence-based practices. One promising research-based strategy for vocabulary and language development is dialogic reading (DR), which is an interactive picture book reading technique developed in the late 1980's by…
Descriptors: Evidence, Picture Books, Enrichment Activities, Oral Language
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Garrett, Tracy D.; O'Connor, Dava – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Roberta, an inclusive kindergarten teacher, and Rajan, an intermediate self-contained classroom teacher, were having a similar conversation with the reading coach who serves their schools. "One research-based strategy for engaging your students in meaningful rereading of texts is readers' theater," said the literacy coach. "Not only…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Learning Disabilities, Theaters, Word Recognition