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ERIC Number: EJ1008511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Shared Story Reading: Teaching Mathematics to Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Courtade, Ginevra R.; Lingo, Amy S.; Karp, Karen S.; Whitney, Todd
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v45 n3 p34-44 Jan-Feb 2013
Shared story reading is a practice that has been used successfully to promote literacy skills for all students. The benefits of shared story reading are not exclusive to literacy instruction and should carry into other disciplines such as mathematics. Using shared story reading to teach mathematics concepts can play an important role in mathematics instruction because "many children's books present interesting problems and illustrate how other children solve them. Through these books students see mathematics in a different context while they use reading as a form of communication" (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1989, p. 27). The work described in the article details the use of children's literature as a contextual springboard to meaningful mathematics lessons for students with moderate and severe disability. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A