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Fri May 29, 2015 22:08

Rachel, I'm glad that you brought this up. From my own personal experience, I had the same language arts teacher for 7th and 8th grade. This was an AIG class and she insisted on reading some novels/parts of novels aloud to us. From what I remember, we all loved it. I know I did. Anyways, aside from students with ASD enjoying this type of instruction, I think it's also important for them to be exposed the the language and how written language flows. Spoken and written language are different. This is why it's stressed to parents to read to their children; this exposure helps develop their reading skills. While I don't believe instruction should only be in a read-aloud format, I do think it's beneficial. Even in the later years of education and with students with ASD.

  • Read Alouds and Comprehension - Rachel Caldwell, Fri May 29 12:07
    In the Smith Myles article, one of the main discussions and research focused on the differences seen in the comprehension of students with ASD when texts are read aloud versus silently. The article... more
    • Response to Rachel - Maggie Horne, Sat May 30 21:59
      Rachel, I really related to this post because many of my students were given read aloud opportunities in my last practicum placement. Many students were given read aloud accommodations and their... more
    • Read Alouds - coxdm, Sat May 30 18:21
      I like how you connected the Smith article to Carnahan article. It also stated that students with autism are lacking the ability to understand anotherís feeling and may not understand why a person... more
    • RE: Read Alouds and Comprehension - hildebranak, Sat May 30 09:37
      I think reading allowed is a wonderful way to have students comprehend better. They are hearing the actual inflection in our voices when we read aloud, so that, I think, allows for better... more
    • Read-Alouds - brigmanhd, Fri May 29 22:08
      • Easy Read Alouds - Rachel Caldwell , Sat May 30 18:48
        That is so great that your teacher continued to read aloud to your classes! I had the opportunity to intern in a middle school EC setting this past semester and I got to see how some of the teachers... more
    • Reading Aloud - Sonya Summey, Fri May 29 20:24
      I do think that it is interesting that after elementary school teachers do not usually read to their students out loud when it is so beneficial. I do not know if it is because teachers think the... more
    • reply to Rachel: read alouds and comprehension - macdonaldke, Fri May 29 15:09
      Hi Rachel, I thought this aspect of the content we learned so far was interesting too, especially the fact that students with ASD are able to perform at grade level when they hear the story and are... more
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