Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Learning disabled children--Education (Elementary); Composition (Language arts)--Study and teaching (Elementary);
Elementary students with language and learning disabilities became independent writers and readers after the classroom instruction changed from a teacher directed, segmented, skill deficit approach which is typically found in special education classrooms to a classroom which embraced whole language philosophies and provided students with the necessary conditions for learning written language. This paper describes the specific changes in teaching philosophy, instructional practices, methods, and strategies which were implemented in my classroom. It demonstrates how individual student challenges were met which enabled the students to increase their self-esteem and awareness of themselves as writers.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Penny L. Beed
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c1998 Gretchen Peterson-Kobriger
Peterson-Kobriger, Gretchen, "Integrating writing across the curriculum enables special needs students to become writers" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 1327.