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Learning Through Literacy Adapting Novels by Roald Dahl for Students in Self-Contained or Inclusive Classrooms

by Kathleen Brady

  • ISBN: 9781586830106
  • ISBN10: 1586830104

Learning Through Literacy Adapting Novels by Roald Dahl for Students in Self-Contained or Inclusive Classrooms

by Kathleen Brady

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Linworth Pub Co
  • Publish date: 11/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9781586830106
  • ISBN10: 1586830104
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Description: -- Includes plans for adapting good literature to any classroom setting
-- Organized through Bloom's Taxonomy
-- Great for teaching reading comprehension strategies and for preparing special needs students for standardized reading tests
-- Excellent for use as a college textbook to teach how to modify regular education material for special needs students

Stories are a great way to teach students numerous skills from reading comprehension to vocabulary -- and the same holds true even for special needs students. In this comprehensive book you'll receive guidance in helping special education students in grades 3-5 meet the content standards produced by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association (1996).

With simple and fun ways to promote books, and activities that are both instructionally and emotionally appropriate for students with reading disabilities, this book can also serve as a companion teaching manual to the works of renowned and loved author Roald Dahl, helping students with genre and author studies. Selections include The Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr. Fox and George's Marvelous Medicine.

In addition to imaginative teaching aids to encourage the development of critical thinking skills, you'll find sections devoted entirely to increasing vocabulary through fun instructional games, phonics elements and language skills reinforcement. You'll also find assistance in preparing for standardized reading tests.

Special education teachers, general education classroom teachers and media specialists will use the activities contained in this book to foster a love of reading in their students while at the same time improvingcomprehension skills.

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