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Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:56

Pronoun referents are indeed difficult because they require inferencing. What makes some even harder is the concept of deixis. That words can change meanings depending on who is talking. I am me if I am talking to you but you are I if you are talking to me. We are us if we're talking to them, but they are we if they are talking to us. How does anyone learn to read with comprehension?

  • Pronouns - Angie Helton, Fri Jun 12 10:24
    I enjoyed the article this week. It was one that I thought has been most useful to me so far. The author talked about how some ASD students have difficulty making the connection of pronouns to the... more
    • RE: Pronouns - Lauren Livingston, Sat Jun 13 09:46
      Many of my students also struggle with pronouns. Pronouns are such an abstract topic that with lack of attention to the text would cause frustration for students with ASD. I like the idea to... more
    • Pronouns - Amanda Wallace, Sat Jun 13 07:14
      I really like this part about pronouns. I never really thought about anyone having trouble relating pronouns. It makes since that students with ASD would need a lesson like this to enforce and relate ... more
    • Examples? - Jean Milton, Fri Jun 12 20:38
      What would be an example of an unprompted question? Would it be a question that would be about the student but may relate to the story in some way? Do you know if one type of question provokes a... more
      • RE: Examples? - Angie Helton, Fri Jun 12 21:39
        An unprompted question would be more about the student's personal experience that may relate to something in the book, but not the main idea is how I understand it. Your question about provoking a... more
    • Re: Pronouns - hinesjd, Fri Jun 12 17:57
      Nice post. I really liked what you had to say about pronouns and how they relate to comprehension. I find my self very often misusing pronouns in my writing and speaking and then I have to repeat... more
    • even more complex - koppenhaverd, Fri Jun 12 12:56
      • pronouns and dyslexia - macdonaldke, Fri Jun 12 14:55
        This confusing concept of switching pronouns (I think I had to read your comment 3 times to understand it) reminds me of a video we watched in SPE 3300 about some learning disabilities, in which the... more
      • Reply to: even more complex - Angie Helton, Fri Jun 12 13:42
        I totally understand. I think this is why it is important to continue going over 'simple' pronouns. I think this is why it is so interesting to me because of all the different meanings the words can... more
    • Prompted vs Unprompted - McKenzi Davis, Fri Jun 12 10:46
      I thought what you said about prompted vs unprompted questions was interesting. I have never thought about questions in the two various categories. In concern to the two types of questions:... more
      • Personal experience - Angie Helton, Fri Jun 12 11:05
        From what I understood, the unprompted questions will help the student relate the information in the book to a personal experience. I struggled with the same thing, wondering if it could be a... more
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