Sunday, November 15, 2009

Module 1 #2

Working with LD students can be challenging and I am open to any ideas that aid in the process. In my look around The National Center for Learning Disabilities I found a few new ideas. One had to do with writing instruction and what research has shown works with LD students. It is important to explicitly teach the steps of the writing process first: planning, writing, and revision. Next there should be explicit instruction of the different types of writing (expository,persuasive...). And lastly, the teacher should give explicit feedback so corrections can be made. Reading requires the same amount of explicit instruction, however the most important reminder I got from the site is that all students are individual learners and should be treated as such.

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