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A hands-on guide for anyone who teaches writing to students withlearning disabilities This valuable resource helps teachers who want to sharpen theirskills in analyzing and teaching writing to students with learningdisabilities. The classroom-tested, research-proven strategiesoffered in this book work with all struggling students whohave difficulties with writing-even those who have not beenclassified as learning disabled. The book offers a review of basicskills-spelling, punctuation, and capitalization-and includesinstructional strategies to help children who struggle with thesebasics. The authors provide numerous approaches for enhancingstudent performance in written expression. They explore the mostcommon reasons students are reluctant to write and offer helpfulsuggestions for motivating them. Includes a much-needed guide for teaching and assessing writingskills with children with learning disabilities Contains strategies for working with all students thatstruggle with writing Offers classroom-tested strategies, helpful information, 100+writing samples with guidelines for analysis, and handyprogress-monitoring charts Includes ideas for motivating reluctant writers Mather is an expert in the field of learning disabilities andis the best-selling author of Essentials of Woodcock-Johnson IIITests of Achievement Assessment

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Genre: Education
Author: Nancy Mather
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2009-10-12
File: 340 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780470230794

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This unique book focuses on how to provide effective instruction to K-12 students who find writing challenging, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities or language impairments. Prominent experts illuminate the nature of writing difficulties and offer practical suggestions for building students' skills at the word, sentence, and text levels. Topics include writing workshop instruction; strategies to support the writing process, motivation, and self-regulation; composing in the content areas; classroom technologies; spelling instruction for diverse learners; and assessment approaches. Every chapter is grounded in research and geared to the real-world needs of inservice and preservice teachers in general and special education settings.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Gary A. Troia
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release: 2011-05-03
File: 401 Pages
ISBN-13: 1609180305

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Genre: English language
Author: Nancy Mather
Publisher:
Release: 1995
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015034445877

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Written by leaders in the field of learning disabilities, this volume addresses various perspectives and issues related to learning disabilities. It includes chapters: Legal Issues and Learning Disabilities; Themes and Dimensions of Learning Disabilities; and, Identification and Assessment of Students with LD.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jeffrey P. Bakken
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Release: 2013
File: 209 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781781904251

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Genre: Education
Author: Lynn Meltzer
Publisher: Pro Ed
Release: 1993
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106010652359

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The authors include a complete glossary of terms, plus guidelines for academic instruction, behavioral interventions, classroom accommodations, placement options, assessments, and transition services for students with LD.

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Genre: Education
Author: Roger Pierangelo
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release: 2008-05-29
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781452210513

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Weaving together the latest knowledge and best practices for teaching children to read, this indispensable text and professional resource provides a complete guide to differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Uniquely integrative, the book places the needs of English language learners and students with disabilities front and center instead of treating them as special topics. Accessible chapters on each of the core components of literacy clearly demonstrate how to link formal and informal assessment to evidence-based instruction. Special features include Research Briefs, Tech Tips, Internet Resources, Reflection and Action Questions, and dozens of reproducible student activities and assessment tools.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Jeanne Shay Schumm
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release: 2006-05-04
File: 576 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781593852900

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"Practical and accessible, this book provides the first step-by-step guide to cognitive strategy instruction, which has been shown to be one of the most effective instructional techniques for students with learning problems. Presented are proven strategies that students can use to improve their self-regulated learning, study skills, and performance in specific content areas, including written language, reading, and math. Clear directions for teaching the strategies in the elementary or secondary classroom are accompanied by sample lesson plans and many concrete examples. Enhancing the book's hands-on utility are more than 20 reproducible worksheets and forms"--

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Genre: Education
Author: Robert Reid
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release: 2013-09-06
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462512201

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In this updated bestseller, Bender draws on the latest brain research and technology to bring a new focus to differentiating instruction in the context of the Common Core.

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Genre: Education
Author: William N. Bender
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release: 2012-09-04
File: 199 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412998598

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A high level of literacy in both print and digital media is required for negotiating most aspects of 21st-century life, including supporting a family, education, health, civic participation, and competitiveness in the global economy. Yet, more than 90 million U.S. adults lack adequate literacy. Furthermore, only 38 percent of U.S. 12th graders are at or above proficient in reading. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction synthesizes the research on literacy and learning to improve literacy instruction in the United States and to recommend a more systemic approach to research, practice, and policy. The book focuses on individuals ages 16 and older who are not in K-12 education. It identifies factors that affect literacy development in adolescence and adulthood in general, and examines their implications for strengthening literacy instruction for this population. It also discusses technologies for learning that can assist with multiple aspects of teaching, assessment,and accommodations for learning. There is inadequate knowledge about effective instructional practices and a need for better assessment and ongoing monitoring of adult students' proficiencies, weaknesses, instructional environments, and progress, which might guide instructional planning. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction recommends a program of research and innovation to validate, identify the boundaries of, and extend current knowledge to improve instruction for adults and adolescents outside school. The book is a valuable resource for curriculum developers, federal agencies such as the Department of Education, administrators, educators, and funding agencies.

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Genre: Education
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release: 2012-04-26
File: 504 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780309219594

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