Science Sampler: Accessible reading assignmentsby: Douglas J. Pusey

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A few simple reading strategies, properly utilized, can be dynamic, learning techniques. Here the author describes how these strategies helped to engage a student with learning difficulties related to head trauma.

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  • on Wed May 08, 2013 10:44 AM

This informative article describes how a teacher made reading assignments easier for a student who had a brain damage since early childhood. The steps are all carefully outlined in the article. The teacher even found this method helped other students. A must read for all teachers.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:47 AM

This inspiring description of a unit about traits that are passed down from generations to generations describes one teacher’s successful efforts to combine reading strategies with various learning styles to engage a student who has brain damage. This article can be a guide for a new teacher who might be faced with the need to engage learners of all disabilities to help them grasp difficult topics and difficult vocabulary.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:18 PM

One may wonder if discussing how Homer Simpson is related to other members of his family could help a special needs student complete his homework. This inspiring story will help teachers find new ways to help struggling readers be successful with reading at home and with completing their homework AND in a timely manner. The author also reviews some commonly used pre-reading and during-reading strategies that were successful in his earth science classroom. Student work samples were included.

Carolyn M  (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Carolyn M (Buffalo Grove, IL)

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