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Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities

Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities
Creating Independent Learners

March 2013 | 304 pages | Corwin
Teach your students learning strategies that will last a lifetime!

The pressure is on special and general education teachers alike. If we're to ensure that adolescents with mild disabilities achieve the very same gains as their peers, we must first teach them how to learn. Here's a one-stop guide for getting started, pairing the very best instructional methods with assessments and IEP goals so all students can be independent learners.

Driven by research, this indispensible resource features:

Evidence-based strategies for teaching vocabulary, reading, written language, math, and science, as well as study skills, textbook skills, and self-regulation

Clear presentation that describes strategies in context

Informal assessments for every content area or skill addressed

Case studies that link assessment results, IEP goals, and learning strategies

Application activities with questions and suggested responses

Whether you teach in an inclusive, resource, or self-contained setting, there's no better guide for teaching your students learning strategies that will last a lifetime.

Introduction to Secondary Special Education
1. Instructional Approaches
2. The Strategies Approach
Informal Assessments, IEPs, and Strategies
3. Vocabulary: Informal Assessments
4. Vocabulary: Methods and Strategies
5. Reading Decoding: Informal Assessments
6. Reading Decoding: Methods and Strategies
7. Reading Comprehension: Informal Assessments
8. Reading Comprehension: Methods and Strategies
9. Written Language: Informal Assessments
10. Written Language: Methods and Strategies
11. Study Skills: Informal Assessments
12. Study Skills: Methods and Strategies
13. Textbook Skills: Informal Assessments
14. Textbook Skills: Methods and Strategies
15. Self- Regulation: Informal Assessments
16. Self- Regulation: Methods and Strategies
17. Math: Informal Assessments
18. Math: Methods and Strategies
19. Science: Informal Assessments
20. Science: Methods and Strategies

"This is a rare find—a book for practitioners that actually stays on task throughout and provides an abundance of teaching strategies. As a veteran of the classroom, it is nice to find strategies that are useful and can be readily implemented."

Sally Jeanne Coghlan, Special Education Teacher
Rio Linda Preparatory Academy, Twin Rivers USD, Rio Linda CA

"It is an exceptional book to use as a 'pull it off the shelf again' resource for a practicing special education teacher. It would make a great resource for general education teachers as well. I appreciated that the book covered every area of academics that would normally come up with special education students. I really like this book as a comprehensive resource for strategies to teach to special education students. I felt the book was written for people like me, struggling to do the very best for my students to make their time in school truly of benefit."

Cheryl Moss, Special Education Teacher
Gilbert Middle School, Gilbert, IA

A good book but the scope is too narrow for my class.

Dr Adrainne Thomas
College of Education, University of Alaska - Southeast
August 18, 2013

Gregory James Conderman

Greg Conderman is full professor of special education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where he teaches methods and collaboration courses for elementary education, secondary education, and special education majors. He was a middle and high school special education teacher and special education consultant for 10 years before entering higher education. He has authored over 70 articles on instructional methods and collaboration, which have been published in special education and general education journals. He is a frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences. He has also received numerous teaching awards... More About Author

Laura R. Hedin

Laura Hedin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special and Early Education at Northern Illinois University. She teaches instructional methods courses including reading methods in both the graduate and undergraduate special education certification programs. Her research interests include reading in the content areas for intermediate and secondary students with disabilities as well as teacher preparation and co-teaching. More About Author

Mary V. Bresnahan

Val Bresnahan is an adjunct instructor of special education at Northern Illinois University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in learning disabilities and inclusion. Bresnahan has taught elementary, middle, and high school students in special and inclusionary environments, and she has been a learning facilitator and a speech-language pathologist. In addition to teaching college courses, she is a middle school co-teacher in language arts and social studies in a central Illinois suburb. She has authored books and articles on vocabulary instruction and co-teaching and is a frequently invited presenter on reading and... More About Author

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