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Module #5 Putting It All Together Organizers - koppenhaverd, Mon Jun 15 13:34
Post your group's Putting It All Together Webspiration graphic organizers here. Make sure you state your group name and group members' names clearly on the graphic organizer. Be sure to give thoughtful and thorough feedback to your assigned group.
  • Module #4: Lesson Plan Sharing - koppenhaverd, Sat Jun 13 15:08
    Post your group's writing mini-lesson plan here the same as last week. Make sure you state your group name and group members' names.
  • Module #4 Writing Instruction - koppenhaverd, Sat Jun 13 15:09
    Discuss writing instruction for children with ASD in this threaded discussion. How would you describe their relative strengths and needs in general (i.e., as you get to know an individual student best, what would be wise to consider)? What ideas interested you in the readings, videos, or lecture? What is most... more
  • Module #3: Reading Instruction - koppenhaverd, Sun May 24 12:29
    Discuss reading instruction for children with ASD in this threaded discussion. How would you describe their relative strengths and needs in general (i.e., as you get to know an individual student best, what would be wise to consider)? What ideas interested you in the readings, videos, or lecture? What is most... more
  • Extra Credit: Barry Prizant Webinar - koppenhaverd, Sat May 23 13:29
    Discuss Barry Prizant's webinar here with the rest of us who attended. What interested you most? What did you find useful as a (future) teacher, especially with regard to literacy instruction? What questions does his talk raise for you? Did any elements of his talk clash with or confirm what you are learning in this... more
  • Freedom in E-Pals - Allison Powers, Fri Jun 19 22:34
    One thing our group talked about was how much structure needed to be provided for the E-Pal program. I think that one of the benefits to the students is they can discuss what matters to them. I would guess that this would make them more likely to write at greater lengths than if it was a teacher selected topic.... more
    I really enjoyed reading Developing Technology- Supported, Evidence-Based Writing Instruction for Adolescents with Significant Writing Disabilities by Wollak and Koppenhaver (2011). They introduced a writing program that was set up between middle school students and preservice teachers from a nearby university. Middle ... more
    Writing Don'ts - Stacy Huffman, Thu Jun 18 22:15
    Wow! My head is still spinning after this weeks information! I had never really thought about why the things I was doing weren't working! Having students copy, trace, writing prompts- the list goes on. How can our students ever learn to write effectively if we are placing boundaries on what they write. I think about... more
    • oops - stacy huffman, Thu Jun 18 22:16
  • Module 3: Lesson Plan Sharing - Brooke Hardin, Fri Jun 5 13:45
    Post your group's Guided Reading lesson plan here the same as last week. Make sure you state your group name and group members' names.
  • Module 2: Lesson Plan Sharing - Brooke Hardin, Wed May 27 22:57
    You will submit your lesson plan by either uploading it or sharing a link to it here. Each group will initially post to this post and then feedback will be given in the form of replies to your group's post. In your post, be sure to write your Group Name and the members' names. Once you have posted your group's lesson... more
  • Module #2: Emergent Literacy in ASD - koppenhaverd, Wed May 13 13:05
    Discuss emergent literacy in children with ASD in this threaded discussion. How would you describe emergent literacy in this population? What ideas interested you in the readings, videos, or lecture? What is most important to keep in mind as a teacher? What question(s) do you have? How does any of this compare to your ... more
  • Module #1: Literacy in ASD - koppenhaverd, Sun May 24 12:53
    Once you have completed the readings, viewed the videos, and discussed your 4 A's, join the whole class threaded discussion below. What did you learn from the readings, videos, or group discussion about ASD that matters to written language learning and instruction? What questions do you still have? Did you (begin to)... more
  • Module #1: Introductions - koppenhaverd, Wed May 13 13:25
    Tell us a little about your experiences as a teacher and with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Read and respond to the introductions of others. Get to know one another here and in the "Get Acquainted Survey," so that you can form yourselves into learning groups of 4 and get started on the readings and ... more
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