Have students write a collaborative poem or story using Twitter, IM, Edmodo or Facebook. This way, authors can contribute one word, one line, or several paragraphs.

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Tip 11: WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

Posted on April 11, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

Need to motivate a reluctant writer? Check out all the resources on Scholastic, but especially Story Starters.

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Simply type in the child’s name and have them …

Tip 10: Clearly-Labeled Classroom Library

Posted on April 10, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

If you want reluctant readers to get hooked on reading, you need a classroom library that is not only easy to navigate, but visually appealing. To this end, be sure that your bins or racks are clearly labeled by topics or authors.

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Younger students and emerging readers …

Tip 8: Use Puppets to Teach and Reach

Posted on April 08, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

If you have been to one of my workshops on autism, you have probably heard me talk about using indirect communication as a tool for connecting with learners and engaging them in lessons.

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Tip 7: Differentiate Your Reader’s Theater

Posted on April 07, 2012 in Autism, Differentiating Instruction, Literacy, News

One of the best ways to help a child read more fluently is to engage them in repeated readings of the same text. The problem, of course, is that this task can be dull for some students and can make a reluctant reader even more disinterested in literacy lessons.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

For this reason, many teachers in K-12 …

Tip 6: Individualize Standards and Objectives

Posted on April 06, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

One of the most common misunderstandings of inclusive education is that all learners need to have the same learning targets and outcomes. A teacher told me recently, “What will he do in earth science? He can’t even read!”

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