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Teaching Academic Vocabulary to Adolescents With Learning Disabilities

Content type: Journal Article
Knowing the meaning of academic vocabulary words helps adolescents understand content-area text and improves their academic achievement. To demonstrate deep understanding of words, students reading below grade level and students with learning disabilities...

FIX

Content type: Journal Article
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 CCSS English Language Arts or other relevant standards as a...

Blending Wheels

Content type: Journal Article
Children with learning disabilities typically struggle with learning to read, particularly with developing phonemic blending skills. Finding ways to provide sufficient decoding practice is an ongoing challenge for special educators. Blending wheels are...

By the Book

Content type: Journal Article
Children’s literature has great potential for starting conversations about human diversity and ability. In this paper, books from the Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award are provided as a model for using children’s literature to talk about disability in...

Integrating Morphological Knowledge in Literacy Instruction

Content type: Journal Article
Morphology instruction is underutilized in special education despite a substantial body of research that links the development of morphological awareness and morphological knowledge to word recognition, spelling, vocabulary and reading comprehension...

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