Allison Powers
Expository Text
Sat Jun 13, 2015 17:06

I was also blown away by the growth the students made in comprehension. I guess I took for granted that these skills were things that came naturally with exposure to nonfiction text, but you're right- comprehension is very abstract which is can be a challenge for students on the spectrum. Providing them with strategies helps make the concept a little bit more concrete. I definitely believe that this was beneficial to them and would be beneficial in my classroom regardless of age or skill level.

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    • Expository Text - Allison Powers, Sat Jun 13 17:06
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      • Teaching Explicitly - miloshcl, Fri Jun 12 12:16
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    • Reply to Nicholas - brigmanhd, Thu Jun 11 21:11
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