Academic journal article Exceptional Children

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Academic journal article Exceptional Children

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This issue of Exceptional Children primarily focuses on the three R's--reading, writing, and arithmetic--with a dash of science, transition, and effective instruction for English Language Learners included in the mix. In the lead article, Rogevich and Perin examined the effectiveness of a reading comprehension and written summary strategy taught via the Self-Regulated Strategy Development model to students with behavior disorders (with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorders). This approach was effective in improving the comprehension of science material and promoted transfer to other academic tasks, such as social studies text. The second article by L. Fuchs, Seethaler, Powell, D. Fuchs, Hamlett, and Fletcher involved the teaching of math problem-solving skills and processes to third-grade students with math and reading difficulties. This instruction was provided as secondary preventative tutoring, and when compared to children who continued in their general education math program, tutored students made large gains on a variety of word problems. In the next article, Espin, Wallace, Campbell, Lembke, Long, and Ticha examined the technical adequacy of curriculum-based writing measures at the secondary level. This study is particularly interesting, as they further studied the technical adequacy of these measures with English Language Learners. …

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