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Neibart, Marilyn – Academic Therapy, 1988
Learning disabled students frequently have difficulty with spelling. A process that develops the student's thinking so that he is able to discover spelling rules for himself encourages him to remember and use them. Rules governing when to double final consonants or drop silent e's illustrate the process. (VW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
Dangel, Harry L. – Academic Therapy, 1988
Teachers can increase the written production of learning disabled students by using mnemonic strategies when planning and teaching written expression skills. The STARS (Structure Talking Assistance Reinforcement Self-Management) procedure is designed to provide the motivational remediation that encourages students with limited writing skills to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
Snyder, Kathleen – Academic Therapy, 1988
RIDGES is a mnemonic device designed to give upper elementary and high school students a structure to follow when solving word problems. RIDGES stands for Read the problem; I know statement; Draw a picture; Goal statement; Equation development; and Solve the equation. (VW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
Haynes, Jacqueline A.; Malouf, David B. – Academic Therapy, 1986
Learning disabled students can make more effective use of computer assisted instruction if they incorporate four metacognitive strategies: (1) awareness of task goals, (2) knowledge of applicable learning strategies, (3) selection of appropriate learning strategies, and (4) self-monitoring. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
Cosden, Merith A.; Lieber, Joan – Academic Therapy, 1986
Teachers' decisions regarding size and composition of student groups working at the computer can have positive cognitive and social effects for both handicapped and nonhandicapped students. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Learning Disabilities
Lowenthal, Barbara – Academic Therapy, 1986
Methods are suggested to stimulate learning disabled children to develop the metacognitive skills of: (1) reflecting on what they already know, (2) devising a plan for attacking the problem, (3) monitoring progress, and (4) evaluating the outcome of the plan. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Metacognition