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Jean Milton
Developmental Appropriateness in the Classroom
Sat Jun 6, 2015 10:36
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Dr. Koppenhaver I saw this used in an internship in a middle school self-contained classroom. The student was a 7th grade male who was enthralled with My Little Pony and I saw a therapist use it in one of his lessons. They managed to find a My Little Pony chapter book because I think he was reading on like a 3rd or 4th grade level. I guess my question is where do you find resources for finding books that are instructionally and developmentally appropriate for students when the difference between the two is pretty significant? How can instructors justify not providing students with these skills to become conventional readers?

  • developmental appropriateness - koppenhaverd, Wed Jun 3 15:31
    I agree and disagree with these ideas and love that you raised them. Let me explain. Treschaun is 16 in the video, a rising junior in high school, who cannot talk and has not been provided a formal... more
    • Developmental Appropriateness in the Classroom - Jean Milton, Sat Jun 6 10:36
    • RE: developmental appropriateness - Cynthia Trickel, Wed Jun 3 16:26
      Thank you for your insight. I looked up the website and I am very impressed with the materials. I am certainly going to incorporate these books into our reading program. In fact, I have sent the... more
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