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ERIC Number: EJ896590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Facilitating the Reading Process: A Combination Approach
Garcia, Tamara
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n3 p12-17 Jan-Feb 2007
As a special education teacher, locating effective techniques for improving and tracking her students' reading progress became an ongoing task. During the author's first year in that role, she realized immediately that finding an effective approach for improving reading was crucial for her students. A professor introduced her peers and her to curriculum-based measurement (CBM) and miscue analysis (MA) as a combined method. CBM and MA have been used independently in reading classrooms for several years. Each technique has been studied intensively throughout the years by several researchers, with specific strengths being shown for both. As documented through various studies, each proves to be beneficial and successful for students in its own way. CBM and MA complement each other; therefore, one would assume that a combination of these two techniques could potentially increase reading progress and success for special education students. Through informal research, she has become aware of various alternative approaches to each technique as well. She has implemented a combination approach that has been successful with her students and can easily be adapted by other teachers to accommodate the needs of their special education students. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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