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Nicholas Flippen
RE: Tendency to "Rote" Read
Sat Jun 6, 2015 14:57

You have hit on some major points from the readings and materials of this week's module. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post! I love to hear things from practicing teachers. I am currently in the 4+1 program but in two years I hope to be doing the same thing you're doing. I see myself teaching high school special education to children with moderate to severe disabilities. As a job I am a CAP worker where I work with a young adult who has a severe disability. He has very negative associations with reading. If you tell him that you want to read with him, he immediately becomes anxious and irritated. This stems from when he was in high school, his teacher tried to force him to read material that was well above his frustration level. Since working with him, I picked up on this and started giving him books on his level, PP1. He now talks about wanting to learn to read and saying things like, "I'm gonna be a good reader." "I can read you know it!" He is very proud of his accomplishments and all it took was someone to meet his needs. I think it's absolutely amazing that you were able to pick up on your student's frustrations and meet their needs. In my book, you have won OVER half the battle by giving them a positive association with reading. If they view reading as a positive thing, they are more willing to learn how to read.

  • Tendency to "Rote" Read - carsleymm, Sat Jun 6 09:02
    I have worked with a few students with ASD through the years...First as a TA and now as a teacher. The emergent literacy skills of these students is literally all over the place! I had always... more
    • RE: Tendency to "Rote" Read - Nicholas Flippen, Sat Jun 6 14:57
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