ERIC Number: ED458599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Working Together: Reading and Writing in Inclusive Classrooms.
Scala, Marilyn C.
This book is about meeting the needs of all students--especially those in the intermediate grades with mild to moderate disabilities who need special education services--by teaching them in inclusive, general education classrooms where literacy is a personal, academic, and social event in which children are immersed all day. The book tells about children with disabilities who learn to listen, speak, read, and write across curriculum areas using fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. And it tells about teachers who work through continual reflection and problem solving as they design instructional strategies that lead to their students' success. Drawing from her extensive background in both inclusive and "resource room" special education, the educator/author describes literacy learning activities in the inclusive classroom; she advocates using a balanced approach that structures these activities in a variety of formats to ensure that children are continually challenged and successful. The book is organized according to the four aspects of a balanced literacy approach to reading and writing: read-alouds, independent reading, shared reading, and guided reading and writing. Appended is a list of recommended reading resources, selected by type. (Contains 67 references and a list of children's literature cited.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Independent Reading, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others, Reflective Teaching, Special Education, Student Needs
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($22.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.