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Sonya Summey
Sat Jun 13, 2015 22:47

Yes, it is important for students to have some foundation knowledge before they read to have context. It could be new information about a topic that they already new so that it broadens their horizon or it could be new information all together. Either way the student can relate and understand what they are reading more.

  • Background knowledge - K. Madison Broome, Fri Jun 12 22:04
    One great strategy I took from this module is activating background knowledge BEFORE reading. This is an important strategy for students with ASD because it gives them the opportunity to think about... more
    • Priming - Sonya Summey, Sat Jun 13 22:47
    • I like this - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 13 19:11
      I think that this is a great idea. I think that as teachers (for those of us who are) that this is something that we need to remember this when we are teaching not only ASD students but all students. ... more
    • RE: Background knowledge - tatem1, Sat Jun 13 15:46
      Yes! I also found this strategy very beneficial. Activating background knowledge before reading can help students understand the text better as they are reading it because they have already made... more
    • RE: Background Knowledge - parsonkl, Sat Jun 13 15:18
      This is something I really thought about while doing the lesson plan with my group this week. Giving students background knowledge can help them in the long run when completing an assignment. It's... more
    • Re: Background Knowledge - Alexandria Spurrier, Sat Jun 13 14:21
      I also enjoyed this strategy because I have seen students with ASD always relating thoughts to the lesson and shouting out in class what they are thinking. I think using this strategy is great... more
    • RE: Background Knowledge - Lauren Livingston, Sat Jun 13 09:19
      Personal connections are so important for students with ASD to connect to the topic caught because it will help them to understand the material taught more efficiently. Even though I knew this, I... more
    • Background Knowledge - Amanda Wallace, Sat Jun 13 06:48
      I also think this is a very important strategy for us to know. Activating prior background knowledge can help children with ASD think about how something made them feel and the emotions they had and... more
    • Background Knowledge - Kelsie Fender, Fri Jun 12 22:35
      I also felt that this was a really important theme for this week. It particularly stuck out to me with the Carl video because the instructor took the time to visit the important themes of the story... more
      • Re: Background Knowledge - coxdm, Sat Jun 13 17:48
        I love that saying about the bottle Kelsie! That is a great way to think of how to build a context for the students reading. Building background knowledge to the material allows for the students to... more
    • Background Knowledge - Jordan Seagraves, Fri Jun 12 22:10
      This is so important for students with ASD and really any student. I still struggle with reading if I do not think about connections I can make before I read. Students with ASD as we learned from... more
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