ERIC Number: EJ996835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Digital Access: "Using Blogs to Support Adolescent Writers with Learning Disabilities"
Jones, Sarah R.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v45 n2 p16-23 Nov-Dec 2012
Adolescents with learning disabilities need explicit supports to improve their written expression, but those structures and supports are best utilized in an environment that promotes authentic writing resembling the writing students will produce in adult life and work. Classroom blogs may offer special educators an authentic context for writing while still giving students the support they need. The authors give a rationale for classroom blogs as well as a step-by-step guide to implementing blogging with secondary students with learning disabilities. A hypothetical narrative accompanies the text to illustrate how blogging might unfold with specific students. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Special Education Teachers, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, High School Students, Teaching Methods, Individualized Education Programs, Writing Skills, Assistive Technology, Writing Processes, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Journal Writing, Student Writing Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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