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Patel, Pooja; Laud, Leslie E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
We taught a fifth grade student in resource room how to set goals and monitor his progress toward achieving them in the area of story writing by using the self-regulated strategy development model. The steps of this approach are included in the mnemonic PLANS (Pick goals, List ways to meet goals, And make Notes, Sequence notes). These steps were…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Writing Processes, Grade 5, Mnemonics
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Laud, Leslie E.; Patel, Pooja – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2008
This case study measured the effectiveness of a writing strategy designed to enhance the organization and cohesion of paragraphs written by four students with writing difficulties who are currently enrolled in a resource program. The strategy steps were taught through a mnemonic in which steps beginning with each letter of UNITE provided an…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Writing Strategies, Paragraph Composition, Mnemonics
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Patel, Pooja; Laud, Leslie E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2007
This study evaluated the use of songs with lyrics to increase the reading fluency rates of three middle school students. In the first condition, students heard fluent reading modeled, read regular passages repeatedly and then received feedback on accuracy, phrasing and expression. After that, students received the same intervention, except that…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Singing, Reading Fluency, Teaching Methods