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Ferretti, Ralph P.; MacArthur, Charles D.; Okolo, Cynthia M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
A review of research on teaching students with learning disabilities about history first identifies principles of effective instruction (e.g., instruction that is direct, explicit and visible) and then reports on the development and evaluation of an 8-week unit on immigration for students working cooperatively in heterogeneous groups. Evaluation…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Heterogeneous Grouping, History, Immigration
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Montague, Marjorie; Graves, Anne – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1993
This article introduces a special section of four papers featuring strategies for improving the story writing skills of elementary and secondary students who have problems with written language. It outlines the elements of story grammar, describes characteristics of students with writing problems, and notes the strategies presented in the four…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Handicaps, Story Grammar
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Brown, William H.; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
This article describes incidental teaching of social behavior, which improves the peer interactions of young children through a naturalistic teaching tactic that can be used separately or along with other social skills interventions. The article offers a rationale, examples of incidental teaching, and helpful hints for implementing the method.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Incidental Learning, Interaction, Interpersonal Competence
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Dohrn, Elizabeth; Bryan, Tanis – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1994
Students with learning disabilities tend to hold an external locus of control for success but an internal locus of control for failure. Attribution feedback, combined with particular task strategies, can lead children to persist longer, acquire adaptive attributions, and make greater academic achievement gains. Attribution instruction can be…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attribution Theory, Behavior Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Peters, Ellen, Ed.; Graves, Anne W. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1987
Research based teaching strategies for improving the reading comprehension of mildly handicapped students include identifying learning goals, breaking goals into simpler units, ordering instruction developmentally, and teaching the use of metacognitive strategies for reading. (CB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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Koorland, Mark A.; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1990
Selecting student performance aims (proficiency levels stated in terms of rate of correct and incorrect responding) is an integral feature of the precision teaching and learning process. Descriptive and developmental research on appropriate aims is summarized, and methods for determining appropriate aims for students are described. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Performance