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Coyne, Michael D.; Koriakin, Taylor A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Evidence based reading instruction and intervention are essential for students with disabilities. The authors recommend that elementary special education teachers emphasize both code-based and meaning-based skills as part of delivering intensive reading interventions, including providing explicit and systematic decoding and vocabulary instruction.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Intervention, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Aitken, A. Angelique; Barkel, Ashley; Houston, Julia; Ray, Amber – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Students with disabilities often find writing extremely challenging (Harris & Graham, 2016). Special educators can, however, promote tremendous gains in students' ability to write by understanding common challenges students face and mastering specific teaching techniques. Students' writing success depends on reducing how much attention and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Spelling
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Artman-Meeker, Kathleen; Grant, Thomas O.; Yang, Xueyan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
In our increasingly diverse schools, teachers have a responsibility and an opportunity to help students see themselves and others through the lens of literature. There are few resources available to help teachers make decisions about what literature to choose and how to use that literature in relation to disability in the classroom. This article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Consciousness Raising, Children
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Johnsen, Susan K.; Parker, Sonia L.; Farah, Yara N. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Response to intervention (RTI) was included in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), specifically as part of an assessment process to determine if a child has a disability. Although IDEA's focus is on students with disabilities, 10 states have developed policies that attend to students with gifts and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Federal Legislation
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Currie-Rubin, Rachel; Smith, Sean J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
Families choose to enroll their children in fully online schools for many reasons. Online schools offer the possibility of flexible schedules and the potential to learn at a pace and in a manner that is not available to students in their brick-and-mortar schools (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007). Because online education can allow for individualized…
Descriptors: Family Role, Family Involvement, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Allor, Jill H.; Mathes, Patricia G.; Jones, Francesca G.; Champlin, Tammi M.; Cheatham, Jennifer P. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Jacob, Bart, and Carl are children with intellectual disabilities (ID; i.e., mental retardation) who experience significant difficulty in learning to read. In the past, most research about reading methods for students with ID focused on teaching students to memorize sight words, a method that is clearly effective. Memorization of sight words is…
Descriptors: Phonics, Mental Retardation, Sight Vocabulary, Phonemic Awareness
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Leffert, James S.; Brady, Mary E.; Siperstein, Gary N. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
Students participate in a "social community" of learners. For children with learning problems, mastering the skills needed to actively participate in this community can be a challenge. How can teachers find time to provide social skills instruction, given the pressures to teach academic subjects first and foremost? This article shows school…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Classroom Environment, Internet, School Personnel
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Weisenbach, Jessica L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
Learning to write is a complex process that depends on mastering a variety of processes and skills, including how to plan compositions and regulate writing behavior. One approach that has been used successfully to teach both good and poor writers such processes is Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD). With SRSD, students are taught…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Behavior Disorders, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
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Mason, Christine Y.; Steedly, Kathlyn M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
This article describes a project in which researchers at VSA arts, an international nonprofit organization, attempted to determine the value of embedded arts education (sometimes called "arts integration") for students with disabilities. As part of the mandate of VSA arts to encourage the use of the arts in teaching students with…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Fine Arts, Art Activities, Program Effectiveness
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Fink-Chorzempa, Barbara – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
The intervention described in this article focuses on providing extra spelling instruction to young children who experience difficulty with literacy learning. The CASL Spelling Program is designed to teach children basic sound/letter combinations, spelling patterns involving long and short vowels, and common spelling words that fit these patterns.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Elementary Education, Language Patterns, Learning Disabilities
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Uberti, Heather Zrebiec; Scruggs, Thomas F.; Mastropieri, Margo A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
Students in three inclusive third-grade classes (n=74 students) were taught story vocabulary using the keyword method, vocabulary words with pictures, or vocabulary with definitions. The keyword method was more effective in increasing vocabulary learning. Using the keyword method, the achievement of students with learning disabilities matched…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 3, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Effectiveness
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Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Mason, Linda – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
The benefits of a self-regulated strategy development approach for teaching elementary school students with learning disabilities how to write opinion essays are discussed, and the steps of the POW plus TREE strategy of instruction are outlined: develop background knowledge, discuss, model, memorize, support it, and perform independently.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Expository Writing, Learning Disabilities, Self Management
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Mithaug, Deirdre K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
This study found six students (ages 5-7) with multiple disabilities correctly used a choice card to set goals, assign worksheets, complete work, and evaluate results more frequently during independent work sessions that followed a student choice condition than in independent work sessions that followed a teacher choice condition. (Contains 8…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Goal Orientation, Independent Study, Multiple Disabilities
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Prentice, Karin; Burch, Mindy; Paulsen, Kim – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
This article describes "Hot Math," a third-grade intervention conducted with small groups of students with disabilities or in inclusive classrooms that fosters mathematical problem solving. Hot Math integrates two promising practices to promote mathematical problem solving, explicit instruction about transfer and self-regulation strategies.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Education, Grade 3, Instructional Effectiveness
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Winterman, Kathleen G.; Sapona, Regina H. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
This case study discusses how Jon, a boy with autism, was fully included into general education classrooms in grades K-2 that implemented tenets of the "Responsive Classroom." The guiding principles of a responsive classroom approach, benefits for children with autism, and the need for collaboration among professionals are discussed.…
Descriptors: Autism, Educational Principles, Elementary Education, Inclusive Schools
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