Literacy

ISET Tools: Technology Tools Menu for Special Educators (UDL Edition)

The Council for Exceptional Children partnered with its Innovations in Special Education Technology (ISET) Division to produce this laminated guide that provides a range of tools for Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Learn about multiple means of engagement tools such as VoiceThread, Flipgrid, Popplet, Symbaloo, and SeeSaw as well as multiple means of representation tools such as Rewordify, Readworks, Explain ...

Read More »

TEACHING Exceptional Children Journal Special SOTP Issue (Volume 52, Issue 1)

This special issue features the 2019 CEC State of the Special Education Profession Survey Report. Additional articles and columns address check in/check out, diversity in the profession, assistive technology, perspectives on the State of the Profession Report, coverage of the 2019 Special Education Legislative Summit, and other CEC news. By Dawn A. Rowe. 2019. 60 pages. ISSN: 0040-0599. #S6321. Order ...

Read More »

Instructional Strategies for Learners with IEPs

This compact yet comprehensive guide provides K-12 educators of students who receive special education services with a brief overview of the purpose and essential elements of an individualized education program (IEP), along with adaptations, interventions, and supports to incorporate into the IEP as part of specially designed instruction (SDI). It includes a framework for step-by-step planning as well as sample ...

Read More »

Teaching Students How to Use Self-Management

Self-management is a robust technique whereby students of all ages and ability levels learn how to control their learning and social behaviors. When students effectively self-manage, teachers spend more time on instruction and less time reminding students how to behave, which benefits teachers and students. Additionally, students learn independence when they self-manage. This guide presents a 10-step instructional sequence for ...

Read More »

Mindfulness in the Inclusive Classroom

Emotions and cognition are connected, with social and emotional learning integral to students’ academic and personal growth. Mindfulness–being aware of the now in our thoughts and actions–allows students and their educators to have their hearts, bodies, and minds focused on the present moment. People who practice mindfulness are better able to recognize and attend to their surroundings, feelings, and thoughts ...

Read More »

10 Essential Instructional Elements for Students With Reading Difficulties

Brain-friendly strategies to help all students become lifelong readers. Learning to read is more than just an educational issue; it’s a social justice issue. Did you know that struggling readers are twice as likely as their peers to drop out of high school? Through time-tested, research-based neurocognitive teaching strategies, 10 Essential Instructional Elements for Students with Reading Difficulties will enable ...

Read More »

TEACHING Exceptional Children 51.3 – Special Issue on Dyslexia

This special issue provides an in-depth examination of dyslexia. Articles address current research on dyslexia, unique considerations related to eligibility for special education services, strategies and approaches to instruction, and assistive technology. It includes a quiz entitled, What Do You Know About Dyslexia? Editor, Kristin L. Sayeski | ISSN: 0040-0599 | Published: January-February 2019 | Item #P6306

Read More »

Seeing the Spectrum: Teaching English Language Arts to Adolescents with Autism

With 1 in 59 children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), odds are that students on the spectrum will be in many classrooms across every subject area. Seeing the Spectrum argues that secondary English teachers are uniquely equipped to prepare students with autism for future success, both in school and in life. Writing for preservice and current English language ...

Read More »

Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom Practical Tools and Strategies

In this new book, bestselling author Barbara R. Blackburn and intervention expert Bradley S. Witzel show you how to develop rigorous RTI and MTSS programs that will support students and lead them to lasting success. Written in a clear, engaging style, “Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom” combines an in-depth discussion of the issues facing at-risk and students with ...

Read More »

Phonological Awareness: From Research to Practice (2nd ed.)

Translating cutting-edge research into practical recommendations for assessment and instruction, this book has helped thousands of readers understand the key role of phonological awareness in the development of reading, writing, and spelling. It clearly shows how children’s knowledge about the sound structure of spoken language contributes to literacy acquisition. Evidence-based strategies are described for enhancing all learners’ phonological awareness and ...

Read More »

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: Resources for Grades K-3

Tens of thousands of K-3 teachers have relied on this book—now revised and expanded with more than 50% new material—to plan and deliver effective literacy instruction tailored to each student’s needs. The authors provide a detailed framework for implementing differentiated small-group instruction over multi-week cycles. Each component of the beginning reading program is addressed—phonological awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and ...

Read More »

Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies and Technology Tools to Help All Students Improve

Learn how tech tools can make it easier to differentiate reading instruction, so you can reach all of your students and help them increase their fluency and comprehension. This practical guide brings together evidence-based principles for differentiated reading instruction and user-friendly tech tools, to help students grow as readers. Differentiated Reading Instruction includes guidance on using text-to-speech tools, developing tech-based ...

Read More »

Webinar: Improving the Writing of Students with Disabilities: An Explicit Instruction Framework

Many students with learning disabilities can benefit from systematic and explicit approaches to teaching writing. Writing can be a forgotten but critically important academic area for students with learning disabilities across elementary through high school grades. A framework of explicit instruction, including a variety of components such as modeling, scaffolding of supports, and close monitoring of student performance, can help ...

Read More »

New heights in literacy instruction for students with intellectual disability

  Recent research indicates individuals with intellectual disability can learn to read at a higher level than previously thought. In this R2P podcast, publications manager, Lorraine Sobson, speaks with researcher Chris Lemons about what this new information means for practice. Listen to learn tips that will help you improve literacy outcomes for these learners. Chris authored the article, 10 Research-Based Tips ...

Read More »

Webinar: Effective Intervention for Reading Difficulties

Learn the research-based reading techniques that teachers have been looking for! This webinar will present the most highly effective approaches to word-level reading difficulties, which can help struggling readers regardless of their particular disability category. Reported in top journals by established teams of researchers, these approaches allowed students to build a large sight vocabulary and often closed the gap with ...

Read More »