Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science / Edition 1

Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science / Edition 1

by Virginia W. Beminger, Beverly J. Wolf
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557669341

ISBN-13: 9781557669346

Pub. Date: 05/01/2009

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

How can teachers provide effective literacy instruction for students with learning differences-while meeting the needs of all students in the class? Finally, a single accessible textbook answers that question for every K-12 educator. The only teacher training text to cover the three learning disabilities that require differentiated instruction-dysgraphia, dyslexia,

Overview

How can teachers provide effective literacy instruction for students with learning differences-while meeting the needs of all students in the class? Finally, a single accessible textbook answers that question for every K-12 educator. The only teacher training text to cover the three learning disabilities that require differentiated instruction-dysgraphia, dyslexia, and oral and written language learning disability (OWL LD)-this book prepares educators to teach students with learning differences in explicit, reflective, and intellectually engaging ways. Ginger Berninger, a seasoned researcher and former teacher, partners with 40-year teacher and teacher trainer veteran Beverly Wolf for a one-of-a-kind text that gives readers the best of both worlds: critical insights from scientific studies and lessons learned from actual teaching experience. Educators will get the research-based guidance they'll need to organize their classrooms, routines, and lesson plans through differentiated instruction to meet instructional needs of students with learning differences and their peers improve every aspect of students' literacy, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, by providing both oral and written language instruction create a positive learning environment that promotes intellectual engagement apply a specific framework for instruction that helps students overcome working memory inefficiencies and fluency problems consider how preservice teacher education and inservice professional development can prepare teachers for differentiated instruction in general education Throughout the book, relevant research findings from diverse fields-including genetics, neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, and education-show teachers the why behind the how. And the extensive instructional guidelines, applicable across school settings and specific curricula, offer innovative approaches to practice that will help teachers succe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557669346
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


About the Authors

Introduction

Acknowledgments

I. Beginnings: From the Past to the Present

  1. Historical and Contemporary Contexts
II. Classroom Environment: What Works in Teaching Students with Dyslexia, OWL LD, or Dysgraphia?

  1. Organizational Issues and Instructional Approaches
    Appendix: Information for Obtaining Instructional Programs Listed in Table 2.1
  2. Teaching Oral Language
    Appendix A: Questions of the Day
    Appendix B: Children's Books that Help with Language Learning
  3. Teaching Reading
    Appendix A: Concept Words that Reinforce Comprehension
    Appendix B: Small, Important Words that May Require Special Instruction
  4. Teaching Writing
  5. Teaching Across Language Systems with Intellectual Engagement
III. Blending Science and Educational Practice

  1. Contributions from Science Disciplines
  2. Contributions from Clinical Disciplines
  3. Contributions from Instructional Disciplines
  4. Creating Building-Level Plans for Teaching All Students Effectively and Efficiently
IV. Professional Development for Blending Science and Educational Practice

  1. Preservice Teacher Education
    Appendix: Recommended Readings and/or Instructional Resources for Supervised Practica for Preservice Teacher Education
  2. In-Service Teacher Education and Models for Teacher Mentoring
    Appendix: Representative Syllabi for Professional Development of Educators
V. Commencement: From Book Endings to New Beginnings in Teaching Students with Dyslexia, OWL LD, and Dysgraphia

  1. Commencement: From Book Endings to New Beginnings
References

Index

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