ERIC Number: EJ1150829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
The Strategic Use of Scaffolded Instruction in Social Studies Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities
Ciullo, Stephen; Dimino, Joseph A.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v32 n3 p155-165 Aug 2017
Several components of specialized instruction have historically influenced text-based interventions for students with learning disabilities (LD). This article addresses the unique role of scaffolded instruction, focusing on supporting students with LD to help them to develop strategies that promote reading for understanding and writing in social studies. The article begins with a discussion of the historical and theoretical foundations of scaffolded instruction to promote reading comprehension. The authors then describe three effective interventions for which scaffolding cognitive strategies during social studies instruction have played a central role. Suggestions for using scaffolded instruction as a mechanism for improving social studies outcomes are included. Considerations for new research as well as professional development to promote scaffolded social studies instruction for students with LD are also described.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Reading Strategies, Educational History, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Writing (Composition), Cognitive Processes
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