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andersenal
Reply to Sara
Fri Jun 12, 2015 19:05
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I wonder about this too because I have heard some professors and classroom teachers who say that they don't like Letterland and others who love it. Maybe it just depends on how you use it? To make it more effective, I imagine that you would have to relate it to things/experiences that the students with ASD have background knowledge in. Like with the "vultures vacuum" if they don't know what a vulture is, this might not be useful. But integrating things they do know about as alliterations of the letter, or using hand/body movements as actions to go along with the letter may help with giving meaning to each letter.

  • Strategy that compares to Letterland - Sara Pappas, Fri Jun 12 18:12
    I read the article titled Reading Comprehension by Koppenhaver. The second half of this article consisted of research based interventions towards typical developing learners. What I shared with my... more
    • I like it! - Allison Powers, Sat Jun 13 16:40
      This sounds like a great program to me! I like that it includes multiple ways to communicate your answer, so students have to work on both written and oral skills but the teacher can go by their... more
    • Strategies other than Letterland - brawleyeo, Sat Jun 13 12:52
      I've used the Lindamood-Bell Phoneme program for introducing letters/sounds and I really liked it. You first introduce the sound and have the child repeat the sound you made, you talk about the way... more
    • RE: letterland - Lauren Livingston, Sat Jun 13 09:29
      Sara- I enjoyed reading your post about the strategies you read about and the correlation you saw in those strategies to Letterland. I work in a public separate school for students with moderate to... more
    • Letterland - Amanda Wallace, Sat Jun 13 06:57
      I have known people to love letter land and hate it. I think it just depends on the teacher and student and their strengths and weaknesses. I have seen letter land confuse some students while others... more
    • Letterland - coxdm, Fri Jun 12 22:14
      I personally like the use of Letterland in the classroom. I think it is a fun and engaging way for the students to interact with letters. I also think that the different characters that the letters... more
    • Letterland and ASD - Jean Milton, Fri Jun 12 20:20
      I must say that I have heard more people (parents, teachers, and professors) say they don't like Letterland than I have heard praises. I have not seen or read the effects, but I'm not too thrilled... more
      • Re: Letterland and ASD - Sara Pappas, Sat Jun 13 00:06
        Thank you, Jean, for your comment. I was in a classroom that used Letterland for my block 1 but wasn't there long enough to see results, I am also intrigued to get in the classroom and see for... more
    • ASU reading approach - catheyt, Fri Jun 12 20:01
      In the ASU reading program this instruction is directly addressed. We use sorts to target beginning, end, and middle sound awareness. Its similar to Words Their Way. If you are in the program you... more
      • Re: ASU reading approach - Sara Pappas, Sat Jun 13 00:09
        Wow! Good to know! Thank you for sharing your positive experiences with using Letterland and those that are similar! I like the idea of using sorts. Getting the students interacted rather than just... more
    • Reply to Sara - andersenal, Fri Jun 12 19:05
      • Re: Reply to Sara - Sara Pappas, Sat Jun 13 00:04
        I definitely agree! I believe this intervention needs to be tried on multiple students with diverse abilities and in different settings to base any assumptions on it. I thought the v for vultures... more
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