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Ewoldt, Kathy B.; Morgan, Joseph John – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
A commonly used method for supporting the writing of students with learning disabilities (LD), graphic organizers have been shown to effectively support instruction for students with LD in a variety of content areas (Dexter & Hughes, 2011). Students with LD often struggle with the process of developing their ideas into organized sentences; the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials
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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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Claravall, Eric Blancaflor – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
Morphology is the study of word structure and its meaning. Knowledge and awareness of morphological structure provides a new light to help students with reading disabilities build skills in their word reading and spelling. When teaching morphology, teachers can focus on four literacy components (Claravall, 2013): morphemic analysis, vocabulary and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Morphology (Languages), Reading Difficulties, Spelling
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Datchuk, Shawn – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Problems with handwriting can negatively impact the writing of students with learning disabilities. In this article, an example is provided of a fourth-grade special education teacher's efforts to assist a new student by using a problem-solving approach to help determine an efficient course of action for special education teachers who are trying…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Handwriting, Grade 4
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Sherman, Cindy K.; De La Paz, Susan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Teaching students in upper elementary school to revise their papers effectively requires a three-pronged approach. First, teachers provide instruction on a relevant genre or writing form (using the Common Core State Standards for English language arts or other relevant standards as a guide). Second, teachers help students to use four basic…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Writing Strategies, Revision (Written Composition), Disabilities
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Beach, Kristen D.; Sanchez, Victoria; Flynn, Lindsay J.; O'Connor, Rollanda E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
This article describes the efforts of a U.S. History teacher to directly teach word meanings using the "robust vocabulary instruction" (RVI) approach, because research supports this method as a way to improve vocabulary knowledge for a range of students, including adolescents reading below grade level (i.e., struggling readers) and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Adolescents, Learning Disabilities
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Olthouse, Jill M.; Miller, Myriah Tasker – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
This article is a review of 12 online writing resources and contains suggestions about how such resources might be used in a differentiated classroom with talented writers. Youth with writing talent are defined by distinguishing characteristics and the authors discuss how those characteristics can be supported and enhanced using Web 2.0 tools.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Web 2.0 Technologies, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction
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Jones, Sarah R. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Adolescents with learning disabilities need explicit supports to improve their written expression, but those structures and supports are best utilized in an environment that promotes authentic writing resembling the writing students will produce in adult life and work. Classroom blogs may offer special educators an authentic context for writing…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Special Education Teachers
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Valerie, Lynda M.; Foss-Swanson, Sheila – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
This article presents the rationale for and implementation of the family message journal as a writing tool. The family message journal provides multiple opportunities for students to develop as writers while strengthening the school-home connection. This article provides examples of rhetorical moves that indicate young writers are aware of their…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Writing Instruction, Audience Awareness, Journal Writing
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Carnahan, Christina R.; Williamson, Pamela S.; Hollingshead, Aleksandra; Israel, Maya – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
This article provides a framework for designing balanced literacy instruction for individuals with significant needs. A balanced literacy approach consists of instruction in word work, reading, and writing. It is critical to realize that balanced literacy ties closely to communication. The authors promote utilizing a before, during, and after…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Independent Living, Educational Technology
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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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Rader, Laura A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2008
A daily intensive supplemental reading and writing program was developed to assist students who were: 1. identified with a language disability and 2. identified as at-risk for reading failure in an urban elementary school. The purpose of the program was to help these students understand and develop the connection between oral and written language…
Descriptors: Written Language, Reading Failure, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Saddler, Bruce; Preschern, Jennifer – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
Creating well constructed sentences is challenging for most writers. For less skilled writers, including writers with learning disabilities (LD), it can be even more difficult. These writers generally produce less syntactically complex sentences that contain more grammatical errors. They may also produce sentences that are shorter; have higher…
Descriptors: Sentences, Spelling, Learning Disabilities, Writing Skills
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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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Englert, Carol Sue; Lichter, Audrey – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1982
The authors apply the statement-pie approach (in which the reader is trained to look for the two major categories of concepts--the statement or major topic of the passage, and the information which supports the statement) to the teaching of reading and writing skills to elementary level mildly handicapped students. (SB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, Mild Disabilities, Reading Instruction
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