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recording group discussions and journal idea
Sat May 30, 2015 00:58

I really like your idea of recording group discussions in order to assess comprehension. It would motivate students to stay on topic, participate, and give it their best. The only problem I find with this is that people with ASD struggle to communicate and interact socially (from what i've read so far). Therefore, they may withdraw or get upset during group discussion, unless they are grouped with close friends.

I also like the journal idea and think it would work with some students. Personally, it would not work for me because I hate stopping to write while reading, especially if it's a good book. For me it hinders my learning more than aids me. However, for students with ASD, a journal could be beneficial because it would help develop writing and breaking a story down into parts could help with comprehension. For students who don't benefit from writing while reading, they could write at the end of the reading.

  • Comprehension Assessment Reply - andersenal, Fri May 29 16:05
    Kelsie, I think that placing students into pairs and small groups is a great way to help with comprehension, like you said. While in these pairs and groups, the teacher could have some discussion... more
    • recording group discussions and journal idea - tatem1, Sat May 30 00:58
    • Journal idea - Jordan Seagraves, Fri May 29 17:29
      Mandy, I really like the journal idea. I believe that this is something that every student can have and will not require to much class time for a teacher, because they can read entries when students... more
    • Reading Comprehension Assessment Reply - Kelsie Fender, Fri May 29 17:17
      Thank you for your input. Both of those ideas are brilliant. I think a mixture of both the recording and journaling ideas would be a great way for the teacher to assess each student without the time... more
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