Strategies for Reading
Click the picture to read a short case study about Sharon Smart, a fictional 9th grade student who was diagnosed several years ago with learning disabilites in reading...
As You Probably Know...
A learning disability in reading is a disability that inhibits a person's ability to either perceive, interpret, organize, or link verbal information. One common reading disability is dyslexia.
Students with reading disabilities will need strategies to help them work around their challenges. As you learned in the last unit, teachers can identify good strategies by evaluating their Content, Design, and Usefulness. Strategies can then be integrated using the Strategy Integration Model, following the important instructional priciples you read about in unit 2.
This unit will help you further explore and address questions such as these:
- What are the characteristics of students who have learning disabilities in reading?
- What are specific reading strategies that can be used to increase the reading ability of students with learning disabilities in reading?
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:
- Explain the characteristics of individuals with learning disabilities and the impact that such a disability has on the individual across subjects and settings.
- Compare and contrast various strategies for improving self-regulated reading for individuals with learning disabilities.
- Select and implement specific strategies for improving word-solving, comprehension, gathering information from textbooks, and understanding text structures.
- Select and teach the use of graphic organizers to assist in reading comprehension.