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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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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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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