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ERIC Number: EJ1080158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
FIX: A Strategic Approach to Writing and Revision for Students with Learning Disabilities
Sherman, Cindy K.; De La Paz, Susan
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v48 n2 p93-101 Nov-Dec 2015
Teaching students in upper elementary school to revise their papers effectively requires a three-pronged approach. First, teachers provide instruction on a relevant genre or writing form (using the Common Core State Standards for English language arts or other relevant standards as a guide). Second, teachers help students to use four basic revising tactics (add, move, delete, and rewrite) in order to make changes to words, phrases and sentences, and longer portions of text. Third, using the FIX strategy, a metacognitive routine, helps students to manage the revising process. FIX uses the self-regulated strategy development (SRSD; Harris, Graham, Mason, & Friedlander, 2008) model of instruction. FIX works by teaching students to identify and solve "big-picture" problems in their writing rather than focusing on minor issues. In prior research, we found that students with and without learning disabilities who learned FIX made meaningful changes that improved their papers (De La Paz & Sherman, 2013). With this strategy, students can learn to effectively revise their essays and stories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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