ERIC Number: ED278184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Developing Application-Oriented Examples in Language Arts for Students with Mild Handicaps.
Brigham, Rick; Snyder, Jim.
The guide is intended to help teachers of mildly handicapped (learning disabled, behavior disordered, and mildly retarded) students develop and modify language arts activities keyed to specific learning needs. A preliminary chapter discusses principles of teaching for mastery and generalization including sequential modification, identifying and using natural maintaining contingencies, using sufficient exemplars in training, and mediating generalization. The guide's suggested activity format utilizes a sequence of (1) demonstration, (2) practice to mastery, and (3) generalization. The 26 activities are structured according to the following prompts: content (e.g., reading), focus (e.g., comprehension), task (e.g., answering questions about such daily items as bills and labels), need (a daily living skill), possible objectives, example at secondary level, general statement of activity type, modification for elementary level, modification for secondary level, follow-up (evaluation activities), and references. Activities focus on such skills as comprehension, capitalization, phonics, vocabulary, word recognition, practical writing, spelling, reading a newspaper article, identifying prefixes, and phonetic analysis. A listing of 15 references is appended. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.